• MDP Chair Bartlett on Ivanka Trump Tax Forum Visit

    Augusta, MAINE --  In response to the forum on tax reform in Biddeford today attended by Ivanka Trump, U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

  • LePage & Mayhew Throw Up Roadblocks to Medicaid Expansion

    Augusta, MAINE – The morning after Maine voters overwhelmingly approved an expansion of Medicaid to extend health insurance to 70,000 people across the state, Governor Paul LePage threw up roadblocks to implementing their will while Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Mayhew appeared on WVOM’s George Hale Ric Tyler Show to say that, if elected Governor, she would do the same.

  • MDP Chair Phil Bartlett Statement on Susan Collins' Decision Not to Run for Governor

    Augusta, MAINE — Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement in response to Senator Susan Collins's announcement that she will not run for Governor of Maine in 2018:

    “It doesn’t say much for the Maine Republican Party that Susan Collins would rather stay in Washington with a failed President and broken Congress than come home and face a field of far-right politicians hell-bent on pushing extreme policies.

  • MDP Chair Bartlett Responds to LePage’s Trumpian Declaration that “Both Sides” Deserve Charlottesville Blame

    Augusta, Maine — Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement in response to Governor Paul LePage’s tirade this morning on WGAN560 radio, in which he echoed President Donald Trump’s absurd charge that “both sides” were at fault in Charlottesville, and called on Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Mayhew to renounce her former boss’s shameful comments:

  • MDP Chair Bartlett on Republican Health Care Repeal Failure

    AUGUSTA, Maine – After the failure of the latest attempt by Republicans to repeal health care, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

  • MDP Chair Bartlett on Trump Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military

    AUGUSTA, Maine – After Donald Trump announced that transgender Americans would be banned from serving in the military, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

    “In the middle of American Heroes week, Donald Trump is trying to ban transgender people from serving in our military. I’ve got news for him: transgender service members are American heroes. They deserve our respect and gratitude.

  • MDP Chair Bartlett on GOP Vote to Advance Health Care Repeal

    AUGUSTA, Maine – After Senate Republicans voted to move forward with their health care repeal, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

    “Republicans in Congress just voted to put millions of American lives in danger. Because of their cruelty and carelessness, millions of hardworking people could have their care ripped away and older, sicker, disabled, and low-income Mainers could be forced to pay more for less care — all to give tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

  • MDP Calls for Protection of Net Neutrality Rules on National Day of Action

    Augusta, Maine — Today is the nationwide Net Neutrality Day of Action. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

    “Democrats believe that net neutrality is key to free speech, education, and innovation. All voices are given equal power to be heard through the current free and open nature of the internet, and we believe that right must be protected.

  • MDP Chair Bartlett Statement on End of Government Shutdown

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

    “I am happy to see the end of this needless government shutdown that threatened thousands of Maine workers and their families. Instead of negotiating in good faith, Governor LePage and House Republicans created chaos by forcing the government shutdown and then repeatedly moving the goalpost with ever-changing demands. Their political theater put real Maine people at risk.

  • Governor LePage, ME House Republicans Force Government Shutdown

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

    “Instead of negotiating in good faith, Governor LePage and House Republicans are creating chaos. Instead of doing their jobs, they are intent on shutting down government to the detriment of Maine taxpayers, businesses and employees.