State Senator Emily Cain has defeated colleague Troy Jackson to become the democratic nominee for Maine’s open second Congressional district seat.
Cain beat Jackson with 72% of the vote.
Cain’s supporters packed the Holiday Inn in Bangor Tuesday night as the results came in.
Just after 10:00 Cain addressed those in attendance, declaring victory and looking ahead to the election in November.
Cain says she will fight partisanship in Washington–and work to protect social security, care for Veterans, and raise the minimum wage.
She also took the opportunity to thank her family, staff, and supporters.
“I have been truly humbled by the outpouring of support from across the district. Without you we would not be here tonight. This is truly your victory, and together we will take the voice of Maine’s middle class to Washington, D.C. And I want you to know how honored I’ve been to campaign alongside Senator Troy Jackson,” said Cain.
Jackson made a comment on his website www.troyjacksonforcongress.com saying, “I want to congratulate Senator Emily Cain on her victory tonight and hope you’ll join me in supporting her in November.
I set out in this campaign to try to give working men and women a voice and to change the conversation. While we weren’t successful tonight at the polls, I hope that I have done something to give working people hope that our lives can be better and our families are worth fighting for.”
Cain said she’s a better candidate for having had the opportunity to compete against Jackson, and looks forward to working with him in the months ahead.