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Activist group claims Rep. Poliquin ducked questions on healthcare

A Maine activist group is circulating a new video that it says shows Congressman Bruce Poliquin ducking questions about efforts to repeal Obamacare. (Maine People's Alliance)

BANGOR (WGME) -- A Maine activist group is circulating a new video that it says shows Congressman Bruce Poliquin ducking questions about efforts to repeal Obamacare.

Health care has been a heated issue all across the country, and Wednesday night, an activist group, and a mom, are accusing Congressman Bruce Poliquin of ignoring constituents' questions, then walking off, and they say they have video that proves it.

The person running the camera is from the Maine People's Alliance, a liberal activist group, but they say a mother had real concerns, when she approached Congressman Poliquin about the republicans' plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying her son, who has multiple ailments, would be among those losing coverage.

The event was at an assisted living facility in Bangor.

The Maine People's Alliance, which claims it did not coordinate with the woman, says when the woman asked the congressman about the bill, he said he would only take questions from residents of the home.

The Maine People's Alliance says that a manager of the facility told Congressman Poliquin that it was a public space.

A campaign spokesman for the congressman wrote a response Wednesday night.

"Congressman Poliquin has conducted multiple in-depth Maine based interviews regarding the health care bills before Congress to explain his efforts to lower costs for Maine people who purchase health care."

The spokesman also says activists have spent more than $10 million in the last two years in political attacks aimed at the congressman.

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