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(NEWS CENTER) -- Two Republican candidates are competing for the chance to challenge Rep Chellie Pingree for Maine's first district congressional seat.

Jon Courtney of Sanford is the Majority leader in the Maine Senate, and the owner of a small business.

Patrick Calder of Portland is a merchant mariner and an engineer on a cruise ship.

In the first segment, NEWS CENTER's Pat Callaghan asks the candidates questions. In the second segment, Pat is joined by Seth Koenig, a political reporter from our media partners at the Bangor Daily News.