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  GOP’s Poliquin boasts biggest war chest in Maine governor’s race
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Last EditedJason  Jan 30, 2010 05:32pm
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AuthorGlenn Adams
MediaNewspaper - Boston Globe
News DateWednesday, January 20, 2010 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAUGUSTA, Maine - Eager to put his fund-raising abilities on display in Maine’s crowded race for governor, Republican Bruce Poliquin reported yesterday that he received more than $633,000 through the end of 2009.

Poliquin’s and other candidates’ finance reports served as one of their first opportunities to show they are serious about running and have the organization and support needed to mount meaningful campaigns. Candidates had until 11:59 p.m. yesterday to file reports with state elections officials covering finances through Dec. 31.

The state Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices lists 23 Democratic, Republican, Green, and unenrolled candidates for the office Governor John Baldacci, a Democrat, must vacate after this year because of term limits. They may raise money privately for their campaigns, or if they qualify, receive public funding.

Poliquin was leading the pack as reports rolled in yesterday, besting fellow Republicans Les Otten and Matt Jacobson.
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