This week, a new report on Medicaid expansion showed that since Governor Mills expanded MaineCare in 2019, Maine’s uninsured rate among those eligible for Medicaid dropped by 5 points, the nation’s third largest decline between 2018 and 2020.
In a new video released today, Maine Democrats point out that we’ve heard the type of deflections on abortion rights Paul LePage is making before—namely, from the Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Last week, Paul LePage’s campaign brushed off criticism of his anti-environment agenda by insisting that the “real problem” Maine’s governor should be focused on is the economy. There’s one problem with that argument—unchecked climate change presents an enormous threat to Maine’s economy.
With just over three months until Maine’s gubernatorial election, Paul LePage is trying as hard as possible to avoid answering key questions about his plans for Maine. The duck-and-dodge approach is so prevalent within LePage’s bid to retake the Blaine House, that the Bangor Daily News editorial board pointed out that, “Once I’m governor, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do” might as well be LePage’s campaign slogan.
Yesterday in an interview with Fox News, Paul LePage tried to assert that Governor Mills only cares about one part of the state. The remarks are not only flatly untrue, they also ignore LePage’s own extensive record of failing Maine’s rural communities.
In a Fox News interview yesterday, Paul LePage reverted to his old self—lying about his own record, smearing Governor Mills, and mocking supporters of abortion and LGBTQ+ rights. In response, Maine Democrats released the following statements:
Today, Paul LePage will campaign with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu in Westbrook, where he will likely try to tout New Hampshire’s economy and its economic recovery, all while disparaging Governor Mills.