WASHINGTON — Democrats won a competitive special election tonight in Maine HD-27. DLCC spotlight candidate Jim Boyle ran a strong campaign that focused on economic opportunities for Mainers and protecting Maine’s environment. This seat was targeted by both parties and adds another Democratic victory in Maine this cycle.
“Democrats in Maine are continuing to build momentum and these special election victories show that voters are on our side,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “This is exactly the momentum we need headed into a critical midterm election year. The DLCC is proud to have spotlighted Jim Boyle’s candidacy and is committed to winning races like this all across the country as we take nothing for granted going into midterms.”
This win comes after Democrats flipped Maine’s HD-86 red to blue in November. The seat had previously been held by a Republican since 2014. Last year, Democrats in Maine expanded broadband service across the state, financed new affordable housing construction, increased education funding, reduced property taxes, and ensured that school meals remain free for all students.