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All About Bruce Poliquin

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Bruce Poliquin is putting in his bid for Congress in Maine’s 2022 midterm election. He has demonstrated experience with the system, having served as Maine’s 2nd Congressional District representative from 2015 until 2019. In his last run he was defeated by Democrat Jared Golden, who was declared winner by ranked-choice voting, a system which Poliquin declared unconstitutional. During his last tenure, the initiatives that most popular with his supporters consisted of cutting taxpayer funding for abortion and fortifying child support. His first act as representative in 2015 was to vote for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which prohibits federal funds from being used for abortions, except in the case of “rape or incest, or where a physical condition endangers a woman’s life unless an abortion is performed.” The act passed without amendment in late January of 2015. His first bill was a bipartisan proposal called the Child Support Assistance Act of 2015, which made it harder for a paying parent to hide assets. The bill was signed into law by then-president Barack Obama.

Among the issues the Poliquin promises to tackle are inflation of grocery, heating, and diesel costs; the influx of fentanyl from the United States’ southwestern border; fortifying healthcare, Medicare, and Social Security. “I will bring Maine common sense back to Washington,” he said. 

Poliquin’s plans for financial recovery in America involve cutting “wasteful spending”, reopening oil and natural gas supplies, and reducing taxes for the middle class. He was endorsed by the Tea Party Express, an anti-tax organization founded in 2009 to support the Tea Party movement. TPE’s chief strategist Sal Russo said, “Throughout his career in public service, Bruce has earned the reputation of being above reproach and maintaining strict fiscal integrity.”

To support his focus on the United States’ southern border, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed Bruce Poliquin. The NBPC represents almost 18,000 border patrol agents. President Brandon Judd stated: “Bruce traveled to the border this year to meet with law enforcement, and he supports providing the critical border security tools and resources needed to keep Americans safe.” Poliquin has voted in the past for a border wall, a measure begun by former President Donald Trump and being tentatively continued by current President Joe Biden. Other immigration policies Poliquin has supported in the past would end sanctuary cities and quell chain migration.

Poliquin promises to continue his fight for more robust Social Security and Medicare. While serving in Congress, he helped write the U.S. House Senior Safe Act, which grants protections to the elderly from predatory scams. He also co-authored the Senior Accessible Housing Act, another act that helps make home accessibility more affordable. For his many initiatives to help elderly Americans, he was awarded the honor of “Guardian of Senior’s Rights” by the 60-Plus Association. 

Although Bruce Poliquin promises on his campaign website to protect “2nd Amendment and All Constitutional Freedoms,” this year marks the first time that he has missed an endorsement from the National Rifle Association. Poliquin still received an A grade from the NRA but has yet to enact or vote for any critical gun freedom policies.

The Midterm Elections will be held on November 8. Bruce Poliquin will be on the ballot against Democrat Jared Golden and Independent Tiffany Bond. Maine residents can register to vote at their town hall or find more information about registering at Maine.gov, and voters with questions can contact Poliquin via his website.

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