Joe Baldacci, brother of former Maine governor, files papers to run for Congress

Aug 11, 2015 993

by Michael Shepherd

Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci, a Democrat, filed papers Wednesday to run in 2016 for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maine's 2nd District.

The move sets up a primary contest with Emily Cain, who lost to Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in 2014, ending Democratic control of the seat after 20 years. Poliquin is now one of the national Democratic Party's top targets and the party is already backing Cain in 2016, which could make Baldacci an underdog.

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