November 28, 2010

Raye ready to lead Senate

By Rebekah Metzler
MaineToday Media State House Writer

AUGUSTA -- He got the bug while sitting with his grandmother outside the polling place in rural Washington County, as she checked off names of local Republicans as they performed their civic duty.

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Kevin Raye
Age: 49
City: Perry
small-business owner
Bates College
Legislative service: Senate since 2004

"Eventually the local Republican party chair would come over and ask, 'How are we doing?' and she'd let him know who hadn't shown up yet. Then he'd walk off and a bit later, those folks would show up to vote," said Sen. Kevin Raye, the

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