In this May 5, 2018 file photo, Rep. Bruce Poliquin speaks during the Republican Convention, in Augusta, Maine. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin hopes to successfully defend his seat in a longtime independent-minded district that sent a historic electoral vote to President Donald Trump in 2016. He faces challenges from Democratic state representative and former Marine Jared Golden as well as lawyer Tiffany Bond and educator Will Hoar, both of whom are independents, in a race that could become the most expensive congressional race in Maine history. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

President Donald Trump endorsed two-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in a Thursday afternoon Twitter Post.

In the tweet, Trump said Poliquin “is a great Congressman. He is in a tough fight against a very liberal Nancy Pelosi Democrat. Bruce has helped bring JOBS back to his State and totally protects your Great Second Amendment. We need to keep Bruce in Washington. He has my Full Endorsement!”

The endorsement came along with other tweets from the president that supported John Chrin and Lloyd Smucker in Pennsylvania, Troy Balderson in Ohio, and Mike Dunleavy in Alaska.

Poliquin replied in a tweet a few minutes later saying, “I appreciate the support of the President and voters of all parties who back my efforts to create jobs and grow the economy of rural Maine.”

Poliquin faces Democrat Jared Golden in the race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

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