AUGUSTA — Two Maine newspapers are throwing their editorial support behind the Republican candidate in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race.

The Bangor Daily News and Lewiston Sun Journal on Friday published editorials endorsing Kevin Raye over the five-term Democratic incumbent, Rep. Mike Michaud.

The Sun Journal says it’s time for a change in representation in the 2nd District, and says Michaud “has adopted a low-key issue on everything but veterans’ issues.” It calls Raye “a consensus-builder and doer.”

The Bangor Daily News says having someone in the majority party in the U.S. House “will improve the odds that legislation benefiting Maine will pass.”