Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement this evening in response to the news that Senator Susan Collins intends to bring Maine Republican Party Chairwoman Demi Kouzounas – who is currently embroiled in controversy for her party’s connections to the Maine Examiner – as her guest to the State of the Union address tomorrow:
Moody Says Young Mainers Struggling with Addiction Are “Not Disciplined”, “Can’t Say No” & Lack “Work Ethic” To Fight Drug Use
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, auto-body repair shop owner and Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody disparaged young Mainers struggling with drug addiction in a recent radio interview, saying they’re “not disciplined, they can’t say no” and that they don’t have “the work-ethic” to avoid drug use.
Chair of Maine Board of Pharmacy Appears to Put Political Allegiance to LePage, Moody Ahead of Saving Lives of Mainers Fighting Addiction
Augusta, MAINE – Rules that would allow for the over-the-counter sale of the life-saving, anti-overdose drug naloxone continue to be unnecessarily held up by the Chair of the Maine Board of Pharmacy, Joe Bruno – a strong supporter and financial backer of Republican Governor Paul LePage and Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody, public records reveal. His slow-rolling of the rules and financial ties to the Republicans raise questions about his motivations for not approving the rules at a time when Mainers are dying from drug overdoses at a rate of one person a day.
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response to the Maine Republican Party’s lack of a denial that they are heavily involved in – if not completely behind – the “news” website the Maine Examiner:
“We continue to believe – even more strongly now – that our claims are entirely founded, and we look forward to the Ethics Commission’s investigation of them.
MDP Files Addendum to Ethics Complaint Requesting Full Investigation of Maine GOP’s Ties to Maine Examiner
Augusta, MAINE – In light of new information that appears to directly connect the Maine Republican Party to the shadowy, anonymous “news” website the Maine Examiner, the Maine Democratic Party late last night filed an addendum to its original complaint with the Maine Ethics Commission.
Augusta, MAINE – The Maine Ethics Commission today informed the Maine Democratic Party (MDP) that it has scheduled for initial consideration MDP’s complaint against the Maine Examiner and the Maine Republican Party.
The initial consideration is scheduled to occur on February 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Maine Ethics Commission’s office in Augusta. During the meeting, the Commissioners are expected to decide whether or not to conduct an investigation into the Maine Examiner and the Maine Republican Party.
Augusta, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response to the Maine GOP’s nonsensical rebuttal of MDP’s ethics complaint:
Augusta, MAINE – Today, Republican gubernatorial candidates and State House Leaders Mike Thibodeau, Ken Fredette, and Garrett Mason rejected an opportunity to condemn Neo-Nazis.
Augusta, MAINE – In response to a Lewiston Sun Journal story revealing that the Maine Republican Party is behind the anonymous fake news website The Maine Examiner, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement:
Augusta, MAINE – Today, the Maine Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Maine Ethics Commission requesting that it launch an investigation into campaign finance violations by the Maine Examiner and the Maine Republican Party. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement: