The Maine Federation of Republican Women is hosting its 70th Anniversary Celebration May 25th at The Senator in Augusta.
The anniversary will feature a very special guest, “Rosie, the NFRW’s new red, white and blue campaign RV” who is currently traveling the country “in an effort to register Republican-leaning women to vote, rally local communities and Republican women’s clubs, and put a Republican back in the White House in November”. Travelling with Rosie will be the national Federation of Republican Women’s President, Carrie Almond.
You can read more about Rosie on her blog here:http://political2016.wix.com/nfrw-rosie
The celebration’s agenda is as follows:
10AM Coffee & Pastries
10:30AM Program to begin with the Prayer & the Pledge
Legislative Sentiment by Senator Amy Volk
10:45AM Featured Speaker TBA
11:00AM NFRW President Carrie Almond will talk about the "GOTV Bus Rosie"
11:30AM The Honorable Linda Curtis Brawn and the State Archivist will do a presentation on the history of MFRW (bring your materials to donate to the Archives)
12:00 Noon- Lunch buffet of grilled chicken, assorted salads, pasta, and dessert
1:00PM Short business meeting to resume
Please RSVP to Janet Plausse by May 23rd at 207-789-5811
The cost to attend the celebration is $30.00 per person
AUGUSTA- In the Maine Sierran’s Spring 2016 Newsletter, Emily Cain voices her support for establishing a National Monument, though she qualifies her support by saying, “A legislative solution is always better because it involves more people in the process.” It is notable to point out that the Maine State House and Senate have already enacted a bill, which was signed by Governor LePage, known as LD 1600, "An Act Regarding Consent to Land Transfers to the Federal Government", as a statement establishing that Mainers are against the federal government making Maine land a National Park or National Monument.
For a candidate who supports forestry and aims to “create new opportunities to help rural Maine’s economy thrive” Ms. Cain is once again showing her true colors and saying one thing but doing another. If Ms. Cain “feels strongly about honoring the concerns of the people in the Katahdin region” then why has she turned a blind eye to the pleas of the people she strives to represent? Perhaps Ms. Cain is unaware that Patten, East Millinocket and Medway have all voted in opposition to a National Monument and other towns have voiced concern over the possible land designation.
Maine GOP Executive Director Jason Savage added, “When towns have spoken against the monument and the state has voted against the land being given to the federal government, it is safe to say that the only people Emily Cain is truly interested in representing is southern Maine liberals and special interest groups.”
AUGUSTA- Isaac Michaud, President of University of Maine in Farmington College Republicans, has been chosen to act as Page for Maine Republicans at the Republican national convention in Cleveland.
Isaac was selected for the position of Page through a vote by the Maine GOP Executive Committee. Some of his duties as Page will be to be a floor runner, assist with meetings and possibly help to distribute materials. Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett responded to the selection of Michaud, “I am delighted to announce that Isaac Michaud has been selected to join the Maine delegation as a Page of the National Delegation. This is not only a deserved honor for Isaac, who is a rising Republican star, but an opportunity for the Maine GOP to celebrate the extraordinary energy and contributions of the many young Republicans in our state who are finding a home in our party. We welcome their participation.”
The Republican National Convention will be held July 18-23rd in Cleveland, Ohio.
AUGUSTA– Today a federal judge dropped House Speaker Mark Eves lawsuit against Governor LePage.
Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett added, "I am not surprised that the spurious, politically motivated lawsuit by Speaker Mark Eves against our Governor was dismissed by the Courts. The Governor continues to fearlessly raise questions about how business is conducted in Augusta. Here he appropriately challenged the prevailing sentiment in the State House that simply becoming a presiding officer in the Legislature suddenly qualifies a person for any publicly funded job. This is a good day for the Constitution and a good day for accountability in state government."
Speaker Eves initially filed the lawsuit after claiming that Governor LePage interfered with his being hired by the Good Will-Hinkley School, claiming that Governor LePage was “blackmailing” him.
The lawsuit’s dismissal only re-enforces a statement issued months ago by the Governor’s spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett, “This is a political lawsuit, it has no legal merit and is the Democrats’ concerted attempt to accomplish what they couldn’t at the ballot box inside a courtroom.”
WARNING: MAINE GOP ISSUES ALERT TO MAINE PRESS, CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISTS ABOUT DARK MONEY OPERATIVE PRETENDING TO BE MEMBER OF PRESS
AUGUSTA – The Maine GOP issued an alert to the Maine press and conservative activists across Maine about an extreme liberal dark-money activist who has taken to masquerading as a member of the Maine press in attempts to disrupt and play dirty tricks on conservatives and Republicans.
The activist, Mike Tipping, serves as the communications director for the Maine People's Alliance, a 'non-profit' group that refuses to disclose the names of their donors.
“Twice in recent weeks, Mike Tipping has attended events masquerading as a member of the Maine press,” said Maine GOP Executive Director Jason Savage. “This is an absolutely dishonest thing for Mr. Tipping to do. Mr. Tipping's group is the election arm of the Democratic Party in Maine, and Mr. Tipping is one of their most active attack dogs. He is no more a reporter or journalist than I am.”
The Maine press needs to be aware that when Mr. Tipping is standing among them at an event, shouting questions during interviews and trying to throw Republican events into chaos, it reflects poorly on the hard-working reporters trying to cover a story for their audience.
Mr. Savage suggested that Mr. Tipping and his dark-money group are running out of dirty tricks and desperate to remain relevant in a state that has been turning increasingly conservative,“I've seen Mr. Tipping take some cheap shots during my time in Maine politics, but after watching us defeat Democrats up and down the ticket, Mr. Tipping's latest trick reeks of desperation. “
“With only one Democrat incumbent remaining above the state legislative level, and Democrats in a position to lose the Maine House, I have to believe Mr. Tipping must be worried the dark-money gravy train to his group is about to come to an end,” Mr. Savage said. “These dark-money donors won't keep funding Mr. Tipping forever if Democrats continue to lose ground, and after the past two years, they are running out of ground. It must be frustrating for Mr. Tipping.”
“If Mike Tipping can masquerade as a reporter while working for a dark-money group that runs attack ads and canvassing operations, so can I,” said Mr. Savage. “If Mr. Tipping can identify as, and act as, a reporter, for the sake of partisan political attacks, don't be surprised if you see me with a list of tough questions and a camcorder at an Emily Cain press conference in the near future.”
Republican and conservative activists are cautioned to be aware that this person is not a member of the Maine press, but an extreme liberal activist funded with dark-money contributions, who is desperate to stop the advance of Republicans in Maine. Mr. Tipping should not be treated as a member of the press at their events.