Golden leads Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race, Crafts remains hopeful

Republican challenger, Dale Crafts says he’s not ready to concede.
Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 3:36 AM EST
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LEWISTON, Maine (WABI) - Even though incumbent Democratic Jared Golden is leading in Maine’s Second Congressional District Race.

Republican challenger, Dale Crafts says he’s not ready to concede.

With 84% of precincts reported, Golden holds a sizeable lead with 53% of the votes to Crafts’s 47%.

The Golden campaign released a statement early Wednesday morning stating that while their numbers are looking good, they are not yet declaring victory.

Crafts held an event with the Maine Republican Party in Lewiston.

He admits the results don’t look good for him.

However, Crafts remains hopeful as more votes are counted.

Crafts explained, “We did an amazing job with what resources we had. We’re competitive in this race. Taking on an incumbent. I’m very happy. Hey listen, I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve met. The friends, I’ve made. We don’t know anything that we would have done differently. We met all our goals. Our fundraising goals. I’m happy. We are all happy. Certainly, we want to win and that’s what we are striving to do.”

Crafts also said he’s thankful for all his supporters.

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