Moody is only gubernatorial candidate who refuses to answer questions on gun safety reform measures:
Westbrook, MAINE – For claiming he’s no politician, two-time gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody sure is doing a great job at what politicians are notorious for: not answering questions.
Of the 14 gubernatorial candidates surveyed by the Maine Sunday Telegram this weekend, Moody was the only one who refused to answer any of their questions about commonly-discussed gun safety reform measures: “Only one of the 14 candidates, Republican Shawn Moody of Gorham, declined to answer any of the questions despite repeated requests and, instead, released a generic statement…,” the Telegram reported.
Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response:
“Shawn Moody’s transition from reasonable, likable guy to professional Republican politician is complete – but, sadly, I guess that’s just what happens when you pay a D.C. political consultant a small fortune to tell you what to think and how to act."
“Maine people deserve a governor who is going to stand up and tell them what they think – and not just when it might be good for their campaign or politically expedient for them. That’s what real leadership is about. If Moody wants to represent Mainers, then he should listen more to Maine people, who value the honesty and frankness he used to embody, and less to his D.C. political consultant.”
Keeping Up with Silent Shawn Moody:
11/21/17: “His campaign, however, is being run by insiders close to LePage, including Brent Littlefield, a strategist who ran LePage’s 2010 and 2014 bids, and Lauren LePage, the governor’s daughter. Moody didn’t take questions from the assembled media after his speech.”
01/10/18: “Two other Republican candidates for governor, Mary Mayhew, LePage’s former commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, and Gorham businessman Shawn Moody, did not respond to requests for comment.”
01/19/18: “Another Republican candidate for governor, businessman Shawn Moody of Gorham, finally issued a statement Thursday but still failed to answer the question of whether he would approve the rules.”
01/26/18: “With the exception of Shawn Moody, the candidates said they didn’t understand the delay, and several said they would release the rules.”
02/25/18: “Only one of the 14 candidates, Republican Shawn Moody of Gorham, declined to answer any of the questions despite repeated requests and, instead, released a generic statement asserting his support for the Second Amendment while calling for a community resource officer in every school.”