Bruce Poliquin - REP Incumbent

Financial Strength

Raised ($): $3,968,712

Cash on Hand ($): $3,593

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Assumed congressional office in 2015. Former Career: Maine State Treasurer. Education: Harvard University. Currently resides in Waterville.Poliquin, a Republican, represents Maine’s 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. He was born and raised in Waterville, Maine. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and later received a scholarship to attend Harvard University, where he studied economics, graduating in 1976. After college, Poliquin worked in the investment management industry in Chicago and New York City. In 2010, Poliquin was elected by the Maine Legislature to serve as Maine State Treasurer. After losing bids for the governorship and Senate, in 2013, Poliquin won election to the House for the Second Congressional District and was reelected in 2016. He was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Patriot Program, which was designed to help protect vulnerable Republican incumbents. As a Congressman in 2015 Poliquin voted against granting the President fast track authority in negotiating trade agreements, stating that Congress should be able to help shape such agreements. In 2016 Poliquin voted against a measure intended to uphold an executive order that barred discrimination against LGBT employees by religious organizations that contract with the federal government. He was one of seven House Republicans to switch their vote at the last minute, under pressure from Republican House Leadership. In 2017 he voted to pass the American Health Care Act. He is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, and is generally pro-life and opposed to gun control legislation.

Age: 66

Years In Office: 5

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