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. This comes after he wrote on his campaign website that Maine cannot turn a blind eye to the opioid epidemic and hope it goes away.

Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response:

“Apparently for Shawn Moody, talking about how much money his campaign has raised is more important than talking about how he can help save lives and curb Maine’s opioid epidemic. How much more callous could he be?

“Maine people deserve a governor who is going to tackle the opioid crisis head-on, not just weigh in on it when they think it will benefit their campaign – and they deserve a governor who is going to answer questions and be straightforward with them on the issues. Shawn Moody isn’t doing either.”