Westbrook, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement today congratulating Attorney General Janet Mills on winning the Democratic nomination for governor:

        “Janet Mills has always been a champion for Maine, fighting relentlessly to ensure that Mainers in every corner of the state have the opportunity to succeed – and we know that she will continue that fight as Maine’s next governor. 

“We know that she will fight for a fair economy with good-paying jobs, for affordable, accessible health care, and for real solutions to the opioid epidemic and the crisis of skyrocketing childhood hunger in our state. We know that she will fight to fix the failures of the LePage Administration and will work to end the dysfunction that Governor LePage has brought to Augusta by reaching across the aisle to get things done on behalf of hardworking Maine people.

“Meanwhile, we know Shawn Moody’s plan: continue the same old tired policies of the LePage Administration that have left far too many Mainers behind. Maine needs real change, not a repackaged Paul LePage third term. 

“We look forward to continuing to work side-by-side with Janet in the months to come so that we can give Maine people the change they deserve after eight long years.”