While much of the country has sorted itself into Republican and Democratic communities and retreated deeper and deeper into polarized political corners, Maine’s Second District has defied this concerning trend. Mainers in this sprawling district have earned a reputation for independent-mindedness, looking beyond party labels, and bucking the conventional wisdom about the direction of American politics.
In this Great Falls Forum, Congressman Jared Golden and University of Maine Political Science Professor Mark Brewer will discuss the unique factors that have led to this distinct political culture. How did it come about? Can it survive? Congressman Golden and Professor Brewer will explore some of these questions, as well as answer questions from the audience.