Press Release / Tuesday Dec 5, 2017
Augusta, MAINE – In letters to the editors in newspapers across the state, Mainers are speaking out against Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Congressman Bruce Poliquin for their votes in favor of the GOP tax bill.
Press Release / Monday Dec 4, 2017
Augusta, MAINE – In case you missed it, the New York Times and the Washington Post criticized U.S. Senator Susan Collins in editorials over the weekend for her vote in favor of the Republican tax plan that is projected to raise taxes on the middle class, blow a $1.5 trillion hole in the deficit, and jeopardize health care for millions of Americans.
Press Release / Friday Dec 1, 2017
Augusta, MAINE – In response to U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ announcement today that she will vote in favor of the Republican tax plan, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement:
“Senator Collins has let down the people of Maine. As a result of her disappointing decision, and that of Congressman Poliquin, middle-class people in Maine are likely to face higher health care costs and higher taxes – all so that the wealthiest can line their pockets with even more money.
Press Release / Thursday Nov 30, 2017
Augusta, Maine -- Ahead of a possible final vote on the GOP tax plan today, Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement renewing his call for Senator Susan Collins to oppose it:
"Three months ago, Mainers cheered when Senator Collins voted no on the GOP’s effort to take away their health care. But if Senator Collins votes in favor of the Republican tax scam today, then she will erase that vote.
Press Release / Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
Augusta, MAINE – The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a letter that repudiates Senator Collins’ recent argument that passing the Murray-Alexander stabilization bill will help mitigate the impact of repealing the individual mandate.
Press Release / Tuesday Nov 28, 2017
Augusta, MAINE – With the U.S. Senate expected to vote as early as this week on the Republican plan to “reform” the tax code, Governor Paul LePage continues to be shamefully silent, refusing to tell the people of Maine where he stands on a bill that would line the pockets of millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations at the expense of middle-class Mainers.
Press Release / Tuesday Nov 28, 2017
Augusta, MAINE – In response to U.S. Senator Susan Collins telling reporters today that she is now leaning towards supporting the Republican tax bill after a meeting with President Trump and Senate Republicans, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett renewed his call for her to oppose the bill:
“Early on, Senator Collins rightly voiced concerns about the Republican tax bill, but now, by her own admission, she appears poised to support it. The Maine Democratic Party strongly urges her to reconsider.
Press Release / Friday Nov 10, 2017
Augusta, MAINE -- In response to the forum on tax reform in Biddeford today attended by Ivanka Trump, U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement:
Press Release / Wednesday Nov 8, 2017
Augusta, MAINE – The morning after Maine voters overwhelmingly approved an expansion of Medicaid to extend health insurance to 70,000 people across the state, Governor Paul LePage threw up roadblocks to implementing their will while Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Mayhew appeared on WVOM’s George Hale Ric Tyler Show to say that, if elected Governor, she would do the same.
Press Release / Friday Oct 13, 2017
Augusta, MAINE — Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett released the following statement in response to Senator Susan Collins's announcement that she will not run for Governor of Maine in 2018:
“It doesn’t say much for the Maine Republican Party that Susan Collins would rather stay in Washington with a failed President and broken Congress than come home and face a field of far-right politicians hell-bent on pushing extreme policies.