Democratic 2nd Congressional District hopeful Emily Cain outraised Republican Bruce Poliquin in 2014’s second quarter, but she has less money in her campaign coffers.

Cain, an Orono state senator, will report raising $379,000 from April 1 to June 30, her campaign said in a news release on Tuesday, when filings are due to the Federal Election Commission. That will bring her campaign-long total to $871,000.

Both of those figures are well over Poliquin’s totals: On Monday, his campaign said he raised $296,000 in the quarter, bringing his total raised to $820,000.

But Poliquin, a former state treasurer and businessman from Oakland, had more left in his coffers as of June’s end, with $292,000 to Cain’s $243,000. In a statement on Tuesday, his campaign touted his frugality, saying that $49,000 lead has Poliquin “in a better position to win.”

Full filings weren’t available early Tuesday — the deadline is midnight — but Cain’s statement said most of her money has come from Maine.

Cain, Poliquin and Blaine Richardson, an independent conservative and former Navy captain from Belfast, are running to replace U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democrat running for governor.

The party candidates sniped at one another in statements, with Levi Knapp, Cain’s campaign manager, criticizing Poliquin’s anti-abortion stance, saying “Cain is the candidate that will represent the values of the 2nd District in Washington, period.”

But Poliquin campaign manager Matthew Hutson shot back by deriding Cain’s support of the federal Affordable Care Act, saying she has a history of “extreme tax, spend and anti-freedom votes.”

“Poliquin’s campaign has proven, just as he did as Maine’s State Treasurer, that he is fiscally prudent,” Hutson said in a statement. “Emily Cain has proven she will pay more to get less.”

Michael Shepherd — 370-7652

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