The Portland Press Herald has declared incumbent Democrat Jared Golden of Lewiston the winner by a margin of 53% to 47% over Republican challenger Dale Crafts of Lisbon to represent Maine's 2nd District in the U.S. Congress. In Waldo County, Golden won by about 3,600 votes.

Golden was first elected to Congress in 2018, becoming the first congressman elected by ranked-choice voting. A former Marine, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan and later graduated from Bates College.

He was in the Maine House of Representatives from 2014 to 2018, representing District 60, one of four districts that encompass Lewiston.

In Congress, Golden serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Small Business Committee. According to the website govtrack.us, about 70% of the bills he has sponsored have been in two areas: commerce, and public lands and natural resources.

In an interview earlier this fall, he said he is running for reelection because he got into politics to help fellow veterans and others in the district. He said he enjoys being able "to change people's lives in positive ways and to help" them.

Waldo County voting results are below.