Austin Theriault has entered race to problem Jared Golden subsequent yr

A former NASCAR driver is betting he can take again Maine’s 2nd Congressional District for Republicans throughout subsequent yr’s race.

Austin Theriault, 29, formally filed paperwork Monday morning throwing his identify into the ring for the Republican nomination to problem Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden throughout the 2024 midterms, in line with his marketing campaign.

“Common hardworking people are getting held down by out-of-touch, out-of-state elites who’re clueless about how onerous it’s to make a residing in Maine,” Theriault mentioned in a press release. “And a few of our leaders will not be very efficient in combating again — and I can be.”