- Associated Press - Saturday, May 31, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Democratic candidate for Congress Troy Jackson says he won’t back down to pressure from tea party Republicans if Maine sends him to Washington in November.

Jackson, state senator and logger from Allagash, told Saturday’s crowd at the state Democratic convention that he will be a voice for the working class and a shield against Republican attacks on the poor.

He says the privileged continue to receive more and that it’s time the working class “stood up and changed the conversation.”

Jackson spoke after Emily Cain, a state senator from Orono who’s also seeking the party’s nomination for the 2nd District seat.

The two will square off in the June 10 primary.

Cain’s speech emphasized the need for a consensus builder in Washington and showed the two candidates’ vastly different styles.

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