Faircloth didn't sit back and take it when the story came out, however. He and Sen. Joe Perry (also of Bangor) distributed this letter refuting the charges made in the piece and alleging that his Democratic opponents participated in the attacks.
Now that the race is over, PolitickerME reports that Brautigam is open to being appointed U.S. Attorney.
I had a pretty high fever when I wrote this week's Down East post. I'm not sure how much sense it makes, but it is very long, and that should count for something.
The Bangor/Hermon seat presents a fascinating race. Both Joe Perry and Tom Sawyer have a long history in politics and ran against each other once before, in 2004. I felt myself drawn into their stories and the details of the race and ended up writing more than I intended to. Future profiles will likely be a bit shorter.