BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It was not the result everyone inside 760 Union Street was expecting on Primary Tuesday.
Before results started coming in, Kevin Raye told NEWS CENTER he was feeling "eager and optimistic."
As results started coming in, that optimism would drop little by little.
Kevin Raye gave a couple of updates throughout the night as more numbers started coming in. He said that where voter turn out was high his campaign was doing well, but on the flip side of that where there was lower voter turn out they weren't doing so well.
Throughout most of the night Raye trailed 56 percent to 44 percent to Bruce Poliquin. That was a trend that didn't budge all too much as more and more precincts were reported.
At about 10:30 p.m., Kevin Raye approached the stand at his headquarters for the final time saying that this year's run in the primary election would be coming to an end.