Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Unite to Send Letter to Interior Secretary Rejecting Trump Proposal to Drill Off Maine’s Coast
Westbrook, MAINE – Today, Maine’s Democratic candidates for governor joined together to send a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing their opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposal to open up the coast of Maine for oil and natural gas drilling. While the Democratic candidates are united in their strong opposition to the plan, Maine’s Republican gubernatorial candidates have remained silent on the issue since its announcement.
Westbrook, MAINE – In case you missed, Maine people are criticizing Silent Shawn Moody’s refusal to answer questions. In a letter to the editor in today’s Portland Press Herald, reader Jennifer Jones of Falmouth expressed her disappointment with Silent Shawn for declining to answer the Maine SundayTelegram’s questions on commonly-discussed gun safety reform measures. He was the only gubernatorial candidate of the 14 asked who did not answer.
Westbrook, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement today in response to the Maine Secretary of State’s announcement that Rank Choice Voting (RCV) has secured the necessary signatures to move forward to a vote:
Thousands of Democrats attended caucuses, representing highest turnout for a non-presidential year ever recorded by the party:
Westbrook, MAINE – From Kittery to Madawaska and Fryeburg to Eastport, Democrats across the state turned out in record numbers yesterday to officially kick-off the 2018 campaign season during the Maine Democratic Party Caucuses.
Maine Democratic Party calls on Republican Gov candidates to say whether or not they agree with call for LePage to investigate DHHS’s failure to protect Stockton Springs girl:
Westbrook, MAINE – Late last night, Senate President and Republican candidate for governor Mike Thibodeau called on Governor Paul LePage to launch an investigation into DHHS’s potential mishandling of information that may have prevented the death of a 10-year-old Stockton Springs girl at the hands of child abuse inflicted by her parents.
Following Paul LePage’s shameful decision to end a program intended to protect Maine children from child abuse just days after a 10-year-old girl died at the hands of horrific abuse by her parents, we are shining a bright light on the LePage Administration’s complete and utter failure to protect Maine children.
This Sunday, Democrats To Hold 2018 Caucus: Will Select Delegates to State Convention & Kick-Off Efforts to Elect Democrats Across Maine
Westbrook, MAINE – This coming Sunday, March 4th, Democrats across the state will kick off the 2018 campaign season at the Maine Democratic Party Caucus. Interested Democrats are encouraged to pre-register at my.mainedems.org/caucus/prereg through tomorrow, March 2nd, although pre-registration is not required to participate.
LePage Administration Ends Child Abuse Prevention Program Days After Maine Child Dies at Hands of Abuse
Maine Democratic Party calls on Republican gubernatorial candidates to pledge to reinstate the program if elected:
Westbrook, MAINE – Just days after a 10-year-old girl in Stockton Springs was murdered by her parents following months of horrific abuse, Republican Governor Paul LePage is moving to end a state program that works to prevent child abuse.
Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response:
The Urban Institute predicts that gutting the Affordable Care Act, as Poliquin voted to do, will increase health care premiums for Mainers by 16 percent next year:
Westbrook, MAINE – In case you missed it, all five of Maine’s Republican gubernatorial candidates participated in a debate last night during which they made one thing abundantly clear: they’ll be Paul LePage’s third term.
Candidates Mary Mayhew, Shawn Moody, Ken Fredette, Mike Thibodeau, and Garrett Mason spent much of the debate praising Governor LePage, pledging to continue his failed policies, and occasionally attacking one another.