Bruce Poliquin

Maine Repub. Now Shunning Tea Party He Used to Embrace

Alanna Durkin, Associated Press

Bruce Poliquin kicked off his '14 US Senate campaign at a tea party event and courted voters within the conservative movement. But Poliquin, who now hopes to become the first Repub. to fill Maine's 2nd congressional dist. seat in nearly 20 years, rejects being labeled as a tea party candidate.