Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is already planning the takedown of member-elect Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)...before he's even sworn in. Democrat Emily Cain, who lost to Poliquin by five points in November, is reportedly already being vetted for her second attempt at capturing Maine's 2nd congressional district.
Former Maine state Sen. Emily Cain is on Capitol Hill this week being recruited by House leadership to run again in 2016.
According to a Democratic source, Cain is meeting Wednesday and Thursday with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján to discuss a potential rematch with GOP Rep.-elect Bruce Poliquin.
The seat was previously held by Mike Michaud, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for the governor's mansion.
While I understand that the Democrats must be in panic mode following the GOP beatdown on Election Day, it just seems startlingly early to already be preening a candidate for 2016. A lot can change in two years. The election was literally a month ago.
Personally, I hope Cain runs again...and loses again.