Westbrook, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement on tonight’s Democratic gubernatorial debate hosted by NEWS CENTER Maine:

        “Tonight, Democrats demonstrated that we are ready to take Maine in a new, better direction – one focused on building a robust economy, creating good-paying jobs across the state, stemming the opioid crisis, providing high-quality, affordable health care for hardworking Mainers, and making Augusta work again.

        “The Republicans are offering the exact opposite: four more years of Governor LePage’s divisive politics, failed policies, and dysfunctional government. And they continue to run to the right and fight one another relentlessly for who will be the best at it. That’s the last thing Maine needs.”