Western Maine lawmaker declares GOP run towards Jared Golden

AUGUSTA, Maine — A primary-term state lawmaker from Franklin County is the second Republican to declare a run towards U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine’s 2nd District, which is anticipated to be a high nationwide battleground within the 2024 elections.

Rep. Michael Soboleski, R-Phillips, launched a Thursday video saying his run towards Golden, a third-term Democrat representing a conservative-leaning district that has been a high nationwide battleground for a decade. Former President Donald Trump received it in 2016 and 2020.

“Individuals are indignant, individuals are annoyed, they see their freedoms being eroded on daily basis, they usually’re struggling to remain afloat,” he mentioned within the video.