Race to the Right Continues: Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Embrace Trump & LePage Plan to Strip Low-Income Mainers of Healthcare
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, the Republican candidates for Governor emerged from hiding yesterday to fully embrace President Trump and Governor LePage’s misguided push to strip low-income Maine people of their health care. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response:
Augusta, Maine — With Senate Democrats now poised to force a vote on a bill that would overturn the FCC’s recent decision to reverse net neutrality rules, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement calling on Congressman Bruce Poliquin to reverse his position in the best interests of his constituents:
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, AARP is panning a move by the Trump Administration that would give states greater freedom to restrict access to Medicaid, a government program that provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities.
Nonpartisan National Publication Moves Maine’s Race for Governor from “Toss-Up” to “Leans Democratic”
Augusta, MAINE – Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a nonpartisan publication from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics that analyzes and predicts elections, today announced that it has moved Maine’s race for governor from “toss-up” to “leans Democratic.” Sabato’s Crystal Ball is now the fourth national publication to identify Maine as a top-pick opportunity for Democrats in the past several months, joining
UPDATE: Moody Pushes Campaign’s Fundraising Numbers But Remains Silent on Maine’s Most Pressing Issues
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody today was more than happy to push out a press release discussing his campaign’s fundraising. However, he was apparently too busy yesterday to respond to a request from the Portland Press Herald asking for his position on access to the lifesaving, anti-overdose drug naloxone.
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, Republican gubernatorial candidates Shawn Moody and Mary Mayhew continue to remain silent on Governor Paul LePage’s failure to advance rules that would ease access to the life-saving anti-overdose drug naloxone.
MDP Calls on Republican Gubernatorial Candidates to Urge LePage to Allow Lifesaving Anti-Overdose Drug
Augusta, MAINE – According to a report by the Portland Press Herald today, Governor Paul LePage is blocking the implementation of rules approved by state regulators that would allow the life-saving anti-overdose drug Narcan to be distributed without a prescription. In the report, the Governor’s office declined to answer questions and explain why he was preventing the rule from moving forward.
MDP Calls on Republican Candidates for Governor To Oppose Federal Government’s Offshore Drilling Proposal
Augusta, MAINE – In the wake of the Interior Department’s draft plan to pursue offshore drilling, which could potentially occur off the coast of Maine, Maine Democratic Party Executive Director Katie Mae Simpson called on the Republican gubernatorial candidates to oppose the proposal:
As Republican Candidates for Governor Say Nothing, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Declare Opposition to Offshore Drilling Plan
Augusta, MAINE – While Maine’s Republican gubernatorial candidates once again remain silent, Maine’s Democratic candidates for Governor today came out in opposition to President Trump’s proposal to expand offshore drilling, which could possibly occur off the coast of Maine.
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, according to a report from Inside Health Policy, Senator Susan Collins appears to once again be shifting the timeline for the passage of two health-insurance related bills that she sought in exchange for her vote on the GOP tax bill.
According to the report: