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Visual Election Aug 24, 2020

Election 2020 - Dale Crafts - Candidate: U.S. Congress Maine District #2

Dale Crafts, Republican of Lisbon, is a former state representative (2009-2017) from District 56. He won his party's primary in July to run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, a Democrat, in Maine's 2nd District.

The 61-year-old businessman has owned a mailing company, storage unit companies, construction companies and was general manager of John D. Crafts Inc., a used car dealership in Lisbon Falls, according to Ballotpedia.

Injured in a motorcycle accident 37 years ago, Crafts has been in a wheelchair since. The father of six and grandfather of 14 told The Republican Journal in June he is running because he has "had a wonderful life here in America and in our state," and wants to give back. He added that he is concerned about the way the country is going.

He said his top two objectives for his first term in Washington, D.C., would be to use his business skills to bring back the nation's economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and to bring health care "back to a free-market system" in order to improve the quality of care and lower costs. "I'm willing to work with the other side," he said, on a free-market-based plan.

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