PORTLAND- Cumberland County Republican Committee (CRCC) Chair Eric Lusk today is calling on Westbrook City Councilor Paul Emery to resign immediately in light of his absurd behavior on Tuesday night at a Democrat Party budget forum in Scarborough.
Emery stood to address the crowd and said the following about Governor LePage:
“If (LePage) goes to see his maker it wouldn’t hurt my feelings a bit…”
“In some countries assassination is a political strategy,” (Emery continued) "but unfortunately not here.”
“Suggesting that assassination is ever appropriate is entirely unacceptable and he must resign immediately,” said Mr. Lusk. “Councilor Emery further revealed his lack of honesty and good judgment when he tried to deny making the comments and then stole the phone of the reporter who had recorded the comments. The people of Westbrook deserve better leaders than Councilor Emery.”
House Speaker Mark Eves (D-South Berwick) hosted the forum and afterwards condemned Emery’s shameful remarks, but did not stop Emery while he spoke in a room full of attendees at the Democrat event.
“While Republicans appreciate Eves’ condemnation of the remarks,” Lusk continued, “it is unfortunate than neither Speaker Eves or Senator Justin Alfond spoke up to stop Emery and set a better example for those in the room.”
Eric Lusk is the Chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Committee.
Cumberland County Republican Committee website: http://ccrcme.com/
Today RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced Maine's Republican National Committeeman, Alex Willette, has been appointed to the Committee on Arrangements for the 2016 RNC National Convention in Cleveland.
Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett praised Mr. Willette's appointment: "Alex Willette is a rising star within the Republican Party. Chairman Priebus is to be commended for recognizing Alex's good judgment and outstanding leadership in appointing him to the Committee on Arrangements for one of the most important Republican national conventions in generations. The Maine GOP is blessed to have the energies of many young leaders. As our national committeeman, Alex Willette is a prime example of the young talent the Maine GOP is blessed to have in leadership positions."
National Committeeman Willette remained focused on the task of executing a world-class convention and electing a Republican to the Presidency: "After eight years of failed policies from the Obama Administration the 2016 Republican National Convention will be an excellent opportunity for us to share our vision of a more prosperous nation with the American people. I am honored that Chairman Priebus has selected me to serve on the committee that will plan the 2016 convention, and I look forward to it being a successful event that nominates the next President of the United States."
The full text of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus' announcement can be viewed here.
Chairman points to record of secrecy, Clinton's recent email record scandal as reasons Maine people should reject her candidacy
Augusta- Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett released the following statement today in the wake of Hillary Clinton's declaration that she will seek the Democrat nomination for President of the United States.
“Maine people, perhaps more than the people of any other state, strongly believe in transparency and accountability in government,” said Chairman Bennett. “Hillary Clinton's record of scandal and secrecy, including her recent email scandal, is adverse to this inclination and the Maine tradition of honest government.”
“If Hillary Clinton had been in charge of a department of Maine State Government instead of working for the Obama administration, she would have been drummed out of office for the recent email scandal alone,” said Mr. Bennett. “Instead, Democrat leaders, including those in Maine, seem to be marching her toward a coronation to lead President Obama's third term as President of the United States. In these difficult times, Maine people deserve and expect their candidates for President to be questioned and challenged to earn office, not crowned.”
AUGUSTA – Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett released the following statement following news of Congressman Bruce Poliquin's record first quarter fundraising numbers.
“Congressman Bruce Poliquin's work ethic in Congress has been on display since day one, and these fundraising numbers are truly eye-popping,” said Chairman Bennett. “Bruce continues to work hard to advance the interests of Maine people, and a strong re-election effort to continue this work is key.”
“Not only do Maine people have a tireless worker representing them in Congress, but they have an elected official who, clearly, is working night and day to keep Maine's Second Congressional District in the hands of the Maine people. We congratulate Congressman Poliquin for his record-breaking effort in this first quarter.”