“To us it’s clear that the people of Maine have already fired Mike Michaud and they’re looking for the next person to represent them in Washington.”

— Jason Levesque, U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud’s Republican challenger for the Second Congressional District seat, speaking to a group of about 50 people assembled at Waldo County’s GOP headquarters in Belfast Sept. 9. A poll issued that morning showed Levesque trailing Michaud, the four-term incumbent, by seven percentage points, but Levesque indicated that was a slimmer margin than he had anticipated.