Westbrook, MAINE - Governor Paul LePage made it clear who he is backing in the race for Congress in Maine’s 1st Congressional District: Martin Grohman. Asked about Grohman this morning, LePage said Grohman is “what Maine needs”, adding “he’s a good man. He does it for the right reasons.”

Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response:

“Martin Grohman sided with Republicans to try to rollback the minimum wage and supported the GOP tax bill that benefited the wealthy and sabotaged health care. With a record like that, it’s no surprise that he earned the backing of Governor LePage -- and that’s exactly why the people of Maine’s 1st Congressional District will reject him in November in favor of Congresswoman Pingree, a tireless champion for her district.”