Fulford announces run for Congress

By Jordan Bailey | Jul 18, 2017
Source: Facebook Jonathan Fulford

Former state legislative candidate Jonathan Fulford told The Republican Journal Tuesday afternoon that he has decided to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Fulford, the owner of Monroe construction company Artisan Builders, narrowly lost to Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, in both the 2014 and 2016 Waldo County elections for state Senate. He will be seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin for Maine's 2nd District seat in 2018.

"I am looking forward to meeting with people all throughout district and talking about issues affecting them, including health care for all and government which is responsive and available to all people," he said of his upcoming campaign.

There were no filings July 18 for Fulford on the Federal Election Commission's online database. A statement of candidacy must be filed within 15 days of raising or expending more than $5,000, according to the FEC.

Poliquin's filings show that he has raised $1,251,328.04 so far this year toward his 2018 campaign.

See next week's paper for a full interview with Fulford.




Comments (2)
Posted by: Andrew Ellicott Stevenson | Jul 24, 2017 20:39

Jonathan Fulford knocked on thousands of doors during each of his campaigns to represent Waldo County in the Maine State Senate. He'll bring the same energy and dedication to a primary campaign across Maine's 2nd District. If you're a 2nd District resident, chances are you will meet Jonathan...at your front door!

Posted by: Paul Sheridan | Jul 19, 2017 07:35

Finally, the Dems are getting smarter, got a candidate who will win!


Goodbye, Brucie, goodbye...

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