BRUNSWICK — A 30-year Navy veteran who lost in the 2012 Republican primary for U.S. Congress says he’s going to run again.

Blaine Richardson, of Belfast, was a political unknown when he took on state Sen. Kevin Raye in the 2012 GOP primary for the 2nd Congressional District. Raye won 60-40 percent in the primary but lost to Democratic U.S. Rep. Michaud in the general election.

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Richardson, who’s aligned with the conservative wing of the Republican Party, tells The Times Record  that he’s going to run in next year’s primary and already has a campaign committee in place.