• Maine Democratic Party Calls on Collins To Reject Any Extremist SCOTUS Nominee

    Westbrook, MAINE - In response to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement today that he is retiring, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett called on Maine Senator Susan Collins to oppose any extremist nominee in the wake of her recent history of confirming radical Trump judicial picks:

  • Maine Democratic Party Chairman Applauds Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Following NEWS CENTER Maine Debate

    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.

  • No more excuses. Fund our schools!

    What will it take for Republicans to uphold the will of the voters and fully fund our schools?

    In 2004, voters passed an initiative demanding the state fund 55% of the cost of public schools. The Legislature never did that.

    In 2016, voters passed Question 2 – a ballot initiative to finally fully fund our schools by asking the wealthiest Mainers, those making over $200,000 per year, to pay a little more.

  • Op-ed: Opportunity Agenda Budget

    The Maine Democratic Party values investment in all Maine families.

  • Democratic House Speaker Gideon Organizes Freeport Event to Denounce KKK Fliers

    By Dennis Hoey FREEPORT — Residents packed the auditorium at the Freeport Community Center Tuesday night to stand up against a message of racism and hatred that they said will not be tolerated in their community. Organizers estimated that a crowd of more than 200 people came to the event in response to the distribution of Ku Klux Klan fliers in South Freeport on Monday morning. There were so many people at the rally that about 100 had to wait outside and await a second session to hear several guest speakers.

  • Sen. Nate Libby: Trump's Muslim, Refugee Ban is Moral Failure Unparalleled in Modern Era

    AUGUSTA — Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, joined leaders of his city’s community of New Mainers in denouncing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from America and banning all travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries.The ban denies safe haven to refugees fleeing violence, war, genocide and terrorism.“This order is the most egregious moral failure by the American government in the modern era.” said Libby, the assistant Senate Democratic leader.

  • Senator Cathy Breen: Women's March Energy Must Spur Further Action

    Listen to the full address: I bought plane tickets to Washington, D.C. back in August because I knew I had to go to the inauguration. I took photos of this year’s ballot, with my name right there on the same page as the first woman ever nominated by a major party for president. I was going to see history be made.Things didn’t go as I thought they would. But I still went to Washington last weekend.

  • PAC Under Fire for Printing Fake Newspapers, Using Official's Signature

    A Republican political action committee controlled by House Minority Leader Ken Fredette is under fire for distributing political ads masquerading as local newspapers.

    Democrats say some of the materials falsely suggest that GOP candidates have won an important endorsement.

  • Cain’s pragmatism, openness would better serve Maine’s 2nd District in Congress

    The Nov. 8 vote in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District is a referendum on the performance of Rep. Bruce Poliquin in his first term in Congress. Voters have to decide whether he should be re-elected.

    We believe Democrat Emily Cain deserves to replace him.

  • Hillary Clinton for president

    IN THE gloom and ugliness of this political season, one encouraging truth is often overlooked: There is a well-qualified, well-prepared candidate on the ballot. Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without hesitation.

    In a moment, we will explain our confidence. But first, allow us to anticipate a likely question: No, we are not making this endorsement simply because Ms. Clinton’s chief opponent is dreadful.