Busted! Senator Emily Cain calls in sick, raises money for Congressional Campaign
For Immediate Release: February 26, 2014
Contact: Jason Savage (207) 622-6247
Senator Emily Cain: Puts Politics Before People,
Her Political Career Ahead Of Taxpayers
Senator too “sick” to do Maine people’s work,
but not to raise money for her Congressional Campaign
Augusta – The Maine Republican Party is calling attention to Senator Emily Cain’s misplaced priorities and dishonest approach to governing after it was revealed that Senator Cain claimed to be too sick to attend an Appropriations Committee yesterday, when in fact she was attending a fundraiser for her Congressional Campaign.
“With the state of Maine facing a budget shortfall brought on by Sen. Cain and her colleagues’ refusal to reform government spending, Sen. Cain chose, instead of doing the important work of fixing Maine’s budget, to go raise money to advance her political career,” said Jason Savage, executive director of the Maine Republican Party.
Sen. Cain had Sen. Dawn Hill announce that she was sick and therefore unable to attend a meeting of the Appropriations Committee in Augusta Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly after Sen. Hill’s announcement, pictures of Senator Cain mingling at a Cain for Congress fundraiser surfaced online – exposing Sen. Hill’s statement on Sen. Cain’s whereabouts as blatantly false.
“This clearly proves that doing the people’s work comes a distant second to Senator Cain’s priority of getting herself elected,” said Mr. Savage.
“These same misplaced priorities are exactly what is wrong with Washington D.C.,” said Mr. Savage. “Electing Senator Cain to Congress would just create one more D.C. politician who would put politics before people, and would make moving herself up in her political career more important than moving the economy forward for everyone.”
“The people of Maine deserve better than a politician who puts cocktail parties ahead of balancing budgets,” concluded Mr. Savage.
Screenshots of Senator Cain at her fundraiser when she was supposed to be helping balance Maine’s budget are available below.