Westbrook, MAINE – Reaction is in the morning after the Republican gubernatorial primary and nearly everyone is in agreement: Not only is Shawn Moody the second-coming of Governor Paul LePage, but Moody fully intends to carry on LePage’s agenda for another four years.

         “Instead of offering bold, new ideas to improve Maine’s economic growth, create good-paying jobs, tackle the opioid crisis, and stem poverty, Shawn Moody campaigned almost solely on being four more years of Paul LePage,” said Phil Bartlett, Chairman of the Maine Democratic Party. “Mainers are ready for change, for a new, better direction – but all Shawn Moody knows is how to double-down on this Administration’s failures, and that’s the last thing we need right now.”

***REACTION FROM TODAY: What They’re Saying***

Bangor Daily News: “Moody converted to a LePage style Republican last year… The four candidates have attached themselves to him to varying degrees…”

Maine Public: “It’s Moody who seems to have inherited the governor’s image…

Portland Press Herald: “All four Republicans tried to align their positions with outgoing Gov. Paul LePage and show how they intend to carry on LePage’s agenda…”

Associated Press: “Moody, who founded a successful chain of auto collision centers, cast himself as a political outsider in the style of LePage and Republican President Donald Trump.”