Ex-NASCAR driver announces run for Congress in Maine
Maine's Second Congressional District is largely rural and expected to be one of the closest House races in the 2024 election cycle.
Former NASCAR driver Austin Theriualt this week announced a run for U.S. Congress to unseat Maine Democratic Rep. Jared Golden.
"I’m an Aroostook County native, a small businessman, a state rep, & a championship-winning driver," he said Monday. "I’m running for Congress to fight & WIN for struggling Mainers under attack from out-of-touch elites."
Theriault currently sits in the Maine House of Representatives, where he represents Fort Kent. His campaign website touts his success in advancing bipartisan legislation in the state's lower chamber, saying "he got bipartisan legislation passed that will help fix Maine’s roads. He also helped create a new bipartisan law that will bring more manufacturing jobs and lower energy costs to rural Maine."
"Mainers in the Second Congressional District need a voice in Washington who understands their way of life – and will fight for that way of life while forging relationships that will benefit Mainers for years to come," his campaign page states.
Maine's Second Congressional District is largely rural and expected to be one of the closest House races in the 2024 election cycle. Golden has held the seat since 2019.
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