All three candidates for Maine's second congressional district met for a televised debate at the WAGM studios in Presque Isle on Tuesday.

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The hour-long televised debate featured all three candidates for Maine's second congressional district, a seat being vacated by six-term congressman Mike Michaud. Michaud is currently a candidate for Governor in the 2014 election.

Democratic State Senator Emily Cain, Republican Bruce Poliquin, and Independent Blaine Richardson debated both substantive policy issues and the style and tone of this year's race for congress in Maine's largely rural, northern district.

After the debate concluded, we spoke to all three candidates about their performance, the overall tone of the campaign, and what they want voters to consider before voting on November 4.

State Senator Emily Cain on Bipartisanship and Cooperation:

Bruce Poliquin on Policy Differences:

Blaine Richardson on Experience & Leadership: