For the first time in decades, Republicans have a clear voter registration lead in Maine’s Second Congressional District (ME-02).
Republicans, who trailed by over 12,000 registered voters in 2012, have steadily gained ground in ME-02 while Democratic registrations have remained stagnant, resulting in Republicans out-registering Democrats 2.5 to 1 according to the most recent reports. Maine GOP Political Director Justin Davis attributed the gains to the party’s strong field and political programs, “As someone who was on the ground in 2018, the work we did clearly paid off, and continues to help us grow. Maine’s Second Congressional District is becoming more Republican with each passing month.”
For anyone who has followed Maine politics over the past six years, it is no surprise that our party has rapidly surpassed Democrats in registered voters in ME-02.
From the principled leadership of Governor LePage that restored our state’s financial health, to the economic boom under President Trump, Mainers have seen tangible benefits from conservative policies. Republican leaders have delivered on their promises of record-low unemployment, tax cuts for small businesses and middle-class families, and restoring our country’s national security, resulting in an unprecedented amount of energy and excitement for GOP candidates ahead of the 2020 election.
With every passing day, it becomes more clear that Mainers are disenfranchised by the far-left ideology of Democrats and are gravitating towards common sense conservative policies that focus on limiting the size and cost of our government. While the field of 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls promote extreme policies such as socialist universal-healthcare and allowing convicted terrorists to vote from prison, and Democrats here in Augusta push for tax-payer funded abortions and taxing heating oil and fuel, it is safe to say our lead will continue to grow as we approach the historic 2020 election.