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

        “Rather than put forward a new agenda focused on growing Maine’s economy, creating jobs, stemming the opioid crisis, and making health care more affordable and accessible, Republicans tonight offered four more years of Paul LePage’s failed policies and divisive politics.

“While Democrats are committed to tackling these serious issues, Republicans are committed to running to the right in a battle to out-LePage one another – and Maine people are paying the price.”