MPA Launches Smear Campaign Against LePage Nominee
AUGUSTA – The Maine People's Alliance, the extremist socialist arm of the Maine Democratic Party has launched a vicious smear campaign against Governor LePage's nominee to head MaineHousing, DECD Commissioner George Gervais.
Gervais will seek approval before a Senate Committee today to become the new head of MaineHousing.
During his time at Maine's Department of Economic and Community Development, Commissioner Gervais has helped attract hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment and thousands of jobs to Maine, but that doesn't seem to matter to the radical leftists of the Maine People's Alliance.
Instead, they have dredged up negative news from businesses Commissioner Gervais was involved with years ago.
Clearly, Democrats are still stinging from the loss of their favored MaineHousing director, Dale McCormick, after her shockingly wasteful spending and practices were exposed in the early years of the LePage administration.
As they prepare to consider the nomination of a successful executive with a proven track record of results for Maine people, Democrats should be reminded that on their watch, MaineHousing became a playground for waste and corruption, with the organization penalized for violating federal guidelines; participating in an inexplicable and expensive “carbon offset” program; creating astronomical building costs for so-called “affordable housing”; being exposed for funneling precious tax dollars into the director's favorite special interest groups and much more.
Enough is enough. Democrats had their choice at MaineHousing and it was a corrupt disaster.
They have no credibility or standing to support this vicious political smear campaign.
For a quick look at what Maine Democrats did to MaineHousing when they were in power, click here: http://www.themainewire.com/tag/dale-mccormick/
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