Westbrook, MAINE - In case you missed it, Bruce Poliquin’s spokesman criticized Jared Golden for his career choices yesterday, saying “Golden’s only long-term career choice has been politics” and that he’s running for Congress “simply to get a job,” even though Golden enlisted in the Marines after 9/11 and completed multiple combat tours of duty. Interestingly, Poliquin’s spokesman also touted the Congressman’s time in finance on Wall Street before his failed bids for Governor and U.S. Senate, his time as Maine State Treasurer, and his 4 years as an incumbent Congressman.

Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement:

“Jared Golden enlisted in the Marine Corps in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s a career that deserves our respect and admiration, not to be belittled by Bruce Poliquin’s campaign.”

“We all know Bruce Poliquin wants to do everything he can to distract from his record of voting to take away health care from Mainers. If Poliquin wants to talk about his career putting Wall Street’s interests ahead of Maine people before he became a career candidate and politician in Maine, he’s welcome to. What Mainers won’t put up with, though, is the Congressman and his campaign leveling these kinds of attacks against a veteran.”