BANGOR – Tuesday, July 14, was a busy day for Senate and Congressional candidates, who spent the day zigzagging the state, visiting polling places and talking with voters.
A few spoke to our news team in Bangor about their experiences with voters.
“We found people to be very energized, excited to vote and excited to be out making sure that they are able to cast their vote and decide what the future looks like here and what the representation looks like in Maine,“said Democratic candidate Sara Gideon, who is running to challenge Sen. Susan Collins in November.
“With the social distancing, it’s a little bit awkward. It is. We find ourselves as candidates, saying ‘Hey, thanks for coming out,’ and shouting a little bit further than usual,” said Adrienne Bennett, a Republican hoping to replace Second District Rep. Jared Golden in Congress. “Not too many handshakes, but I have had a few people come up to me, and if you extend your hand to me, then I’m definitely going to shake your hand.”
“Perhaps they’re being a little too overzealous in some of the rules that they’re pushing down on people, but you know what, the most important thing is that we come out and vote,” said Republican Candidate Eric Brakey, who is also running to represent Maine’s Second Congressional District. “I think that we need to take advantage of that, every opportunity that we have, because there has never been an election more important than this one.”