Following the news that Democrats have retained majorities in the State House and Senate, Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra released the following statement:

“Under the leadership of Democrats in the State Legislature, our state has made real progress on issues that matter most to Mainers. From the very first bill brought forth to guarantee protections for pre-existing conditions, to safeguarding reproductive rights for everyone, to fighting for a health care system that puts the health and well-being of patients first, Democrats have proven they are committed to fighting for all Mainers. I want to thank each candidate for their hard fought campaigns, especially under difficult circumstances. We’re lucky to be sending so many impressive leaders to Augusta to meet the challenges that lie ahead.”