Blog / Friday Nov 2, 2018
Blog / Thursday Oct 11, 2018
FACT CHECK: Shawn Moody's Debate Performance Was Filled with Backtracking, Falsehoods, and Inconsistencies
Westbrook, MAINE – During last night’s Portland Press Herald gubernatorial debate, Republican candidate for governor Shawn Moody ‘forgot’ his previous positions, ran away from others, and displayed a concerning lack of knowledge on key policy issues. To help keep track of Moody’s missteps, the Maine Democratic Party is providing the following fact check:
While Janet Mills made it clear where she stands on these important issues and the policy surrounding them, Shawn Moody showed that he can't be trusted and simply isn't qualified to lead our state.
Blog / Tuesday Sep 11, 2018
Sen. Amy Volk Remains Silent on Candidate’s Racist Social Media Posts But Defends Herself After Her Own Attack On A Civil Rights Group
After weeks of remaining silent in the face of calls to condemn the racist social media of one of the candidates she recruited, Amy Volk finally authored a lengthy social media post over the weekend...but only to defend herself.
Rather than condemning the posts of her candidate in SD-23, Rich Donaldson, Volk instead doubled-down in defending herself for calling a leading civil rights organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a “hate group.”
Blog / Thursday Jun 14, 2018
What does GOP gov nominee say to Maine’s fishermen as thousands of jobs are under threat from climate change?
Westbrook, MAINE – The Maine Democratic Party is continuing its series of five key questions for Shawn Moody today by asking: Why does Shawn Moody deny the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activities are contributing to climate change, especially when climate change poses a such a serious threat to Maine’s environment and our economy?
Blog / Friday Jun 8, 2018
The Clone Wars Episode 5: Medicaid Expansion: "I would work every day to make sure I elect Republicans in the Legislature so that we can repeal the Medicaid expansion law"
In the Maine Democratic Party's fifth and final installment of The Clone Wars, we highlight Governor LePage's ideological obstruction of the voter-approved Medicaid expansion law, despite its great promise for the health of our people and our economy, and the Republicans' commitment to repealing it if elected.
Blog / Thursday Jun 7, 2018
The Clone Wars Episode 4: The Opioid Epidemic: "The track record of substance abuse treatment programs is ‘pathetic’"
In the Maine Democratic Party's fourth installment of The Clone Wars, we highlight Governor LePage's tragic record in combatting Maine's deadly opioid crisis, as other Republican governors across the nation make progress, and show how the Republican candidates' want to largely continue his failed policies.
Blog / Wednesday Jun 6, 2018
In the Maine Democratic Party's third installment of The Clone Wars, we highlight Governor LePage's abysmal record on public education, along with the Republican candidates' commitment to continuing LePage's attacks on teachers and his undermining of public school systems in Maine.
Blog / Tuesday Jun 5, 2018
In the Maine Democratic Party's second installment of The Clone Wars, we highlight Governor LePage's relentless attacks on Maine's poor and the shocking rise of childhood poverty and hunger under his watch. Maine's Republican gubernatorial candidates are poised to continue his policies, with one going so far as to say "going without can be a pretty good motivator".
Blog / Monday Jun 4, 2018
Welcome to the first installment of "The Clone Wars: LePage's Mini Mes Fight for His Third Term", a new, week-long series by the Maine Democratic Party that highlights the failures of Paul LePage's Administration and the Republican gubernatorial candidates' relentless push to continue them. Up first: LePage's failed economy.
Blog / Thursday Mar 22, 2018
In case you missed it, late last night Senator Susan Collins conceded that despite the many commitments and assurances she said she received from the White House and Republican leaders in Congress, the health insurance marketplace stabilization measures she promised would pass in exchange for her support of the GOP tax bill appear to not be happening.
The following is a timeline of Senator Collins’ comments about the commitments and assurances she received, in case, like many, you’re having a difficult time keeping track of her broken promises and passed deadlines: