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Golden confirmed as Democratic nominee in Maine’s 2nd District

AUGUSTA, Maine — Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden will be Democrats’ nominee to run against U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional District in November after the Maine secretary of state released unofficial ranked-choice voting tallies on Wednesday.

That result was no surprise, but the ranked-choice voting method that Maine voters endorsed in 2016 held up the two-term state representative’s victory for eight days after he fell just short of winning an outright majority in last week’s three-way primary in the district.

Golden, 36, of Lewiston dispatched conservationist Lucas St. Clair of Hampden after the first round of ranked-choice tallying, winning 54 percent of votes to St. Clair’s 46 percent. Islesboro bookseller Craig Olson was eliminated, having won 9 percent of first-round votes.

To read the rest of “Golden confirmed as Democratic nominee in Maine’s 2nd District,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Michael Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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