Kevin Raye counts Olympia Snowe as one of the biggest influences in his political life. He first met the then mostly unknown Snowe as she got ready to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat Raye now seeks himself. She visited him in Eastport when he was 16 years old and he became her county chairman even though he was too young to vote. Later, after finishing high school and graduating from Bates College, Raye spent nearly 20 years working in Snowe’s office.

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U.S. House District 2

Michael H. Michaud vs. Kevin L. Raye

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Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett is a Buxton native and longtime Portland resident whose photojournalism has appeared in media outlets all over the world.