Ahead of tonight’s gubernatorial debate hosted by WGME and Bangor Daily News, Maine Democrats are calling out Paul LePage for his lack of serious plans to address the problems Maine people are facing. Here’s just a sample of how reporters and experts have reacted to the proposals LePage has been making on the campaign trail:
According to Portland Press Herald Editorial Board, Maine GOP Offers “No Real Solutions” For Lobster Industry
“Gov. Mills [has] done as much as anybody to protect the interests of Maine lobster”
Today, Governor Mills marked one year since the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan took effect. Over that year, the Plan has begun investing nearly $1 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to help the state recover from the pandemic. These include investments to support small businesses, strengthen Maine’s workforce, and upgrade the state’s infrastructure.
Members of the Maine media are again fact-checking Paul LePage and his Republican allies’ latest false campaign claims. In the past 24 hours, LePage and his allies have been caught deliberately misleading Maine voters on Governor Mills’ record:
On gas tax claims:
LePage Revives Old Ideas and Draws New Criticism While Former Republican Lawmakers Endorse Governor Mills
In case you missed it, Paul LePage is attempting to revive old, failed ideas and is drawing new, strong criticism.
In one Bangor Daily News story today, a Maine housing expert said LePage’s proposal to address the housing shortage “doesn’t make a lick of sense”.
In another story, a Bangor State Senator blasted LePage’s effort to revive a failed plan to build a roundly-rejected forensic health unit: “I am astonished that he would come to Bangor and peddle a horrible idea that was roundly rejected by the community.”
Less than three weeks away from Maine’s gubernatorial election, Mainers from all across the state are making their voices heard, and the consensus is loud and clear: Governor Mills deserves to be re-elected:
In case you missed it, today the Portland Press Herald Editorial Board once again called out Paul LePage for lying to Maine voters, this time for falsely claiming that Governor Mills is using federal funds to distribute “crack pipes.” LePage and his allies have repeatedly used this claim in press conferences, television ads, and on the debate stage—even after being