Press Release / Friday Aug 3, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - Today, the Maine Superior Court ruled that $1 million in funding for the Maine Clean Elections system must be paid to candidates utilizing the program, though the governor has not ruled out appealing the Court’s decision. The Superior Court ruling does not, however, resolve the problem created by a drafting error that has prevented other Clean Elections funds from being dispersed since July 1.
Press Release / Thursday Jul 26, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - According to a report by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, Maine is lagging in economic growth yet again for the first quarter of this year when compared to neighboring New England states and the nation as a whole.
Press Release / Thursday Jul 26, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - In case you missed it, Governor Paul LePage is garnering more bad national headlines for Maine. Yesterday, the New York Times wrote about the governor’s obstruction of the voter-approved Medicaid expansion law and how it’s harming Maine people. The story also made abundantly clear where Maine’s gubernatorial candidates stood on the critical issue:
“Janet Mills, the state’s attorney general, is also the Democratic candidate for governor. She refused to represent the administration in the court case, leaving it to a private lawyer from Boston.
Press Release / Thursday Jul 19, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE – In case you missed it, Republican gubernatorial nominee Shawn Moody bailed on a Bangor Daily News forum aimed at finding solutions to Maine’s opioid crisis, which claims the life of one person a day on average in the state. Why? To show off a NASCAR stock with his campaign’s slogan on it.
Press Release / Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - In case you missed it, Bruce Poliquin’s spokesman criticized Jared Golden for his career choices yesterday, saying “Golden’s only long-term career choice has been politics” and that he’s running for Congress “simply to get a job,” even though Golden enlisted in the Marines after 9/11 and completed multiple combat tours of duty.
Press Release / Monday Jul 16, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - Today, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland to discuss the opioid epidemic.
Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement:
Press Release / Friday Jul 13, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE – While nearly 60 percent of Maine people voted to approve Medicaid expansion because of its substantial benefits for the health of Maine people and the health of the state’s economy, Shawn Moody is continuing to echo Governor LePage’s obstructionist rhetoric on its future. Here’s how the press characterized Moody’s embrace of LePage’s tactics:
Press Release / Thursday Jul 12, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE – In case you missed it, Governor LePage said this week during a call into a radio show that he would rather go to jail than implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response:
Press Release / Wednesday Jul 11, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - Republican candidates for the Maine Senate could be bracing for electoral losses in November as a wave of 9 GOP Senate candidates opted to withdraw themselves from their races. The Republican withdrawals are in stark contrast to the Democrats—not a single Democratic Senate candidate chose to drop out of their race. With a full slate of competitive candidates, it’s clear that Maine Democrats have reason to be confident about their chances of retaking the majority in the State Senate.
Press Release / Tuesday Jul 10, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - In case you missed it, in the Portland Press Herald today, Shawn Moody spokeswoman Lauren LePage parroted Governor Paul LePage’s rhetoric on Medicaid expansion, demonstrating once again that Moody simply follows LePage’s lead. Interestingly, what LePage failed to mention is that Shawn Moody has said he would fight to repeal Medicaid expansion if elected - but he can’t run from his own words.