He’s intense. He’s funny. He can talk for hours. He has no political experience, but Steve Hanrahan, a resident of Brooksville, has decided to run for Maine’s House District 16 (Castine, Sedgwick, Brooksville, Blue Hill, Surry and Trenton). He is solid Republican, wears a U.S. Marines cap and a T-shirt indicating his feelings for his flag and his faith, but it would be a mistake for liberal voters to dismiss him without a hearing.

Hanrahan believes in the political process. He is astonished, even offended, by the fact that he was the only Republican who came forward to run in his district. “Things are going wrong,” he states, “and somebody has to do something.”

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