Westbrook, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement on Maine’s Republican gubernatorial primary:

“After nearly eight years of Governor LePage’s divisive politics and failed policies, all Shawn Moody has to offer is more of the same.

“From saying he would fight to repeal Medicaid expansion, to suggesting fire extinguishers are an effective deterrent to school shooters, to denying the science behind climate change, Moody has shown that he’s not only fully embraced Paul LePage, but that he’s ready to be his third term.

“Mainers are ready for change and our Democratic nominee will deliver that new, better direction.”