AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An independent candidate will be on the ballot for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat in November.
Blaine Richardson said on Monday that he received the certification he needs from the Secretary of State’s office to be placed on the ballot this fall.
Richardson lost in the primary when he ran as a Republican for the seat in 2012.
The retired U.S. Navy captain will run against the winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries being held on June 10.
State Sens. Emily Cain and Troy Jackson are squaring off in the Democratic primary.
Meanwhile, former state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin is taking on former Senate President Kevin Raye on the Republican side.