Maine Republican Party Chairman Richard Bennett made the following statement regarding Election Day in Maine:
“Going into this election we felt confident that all of our work and planning would lead us to victory. The outcome has been overwhelming, and our success is not only unprecedented, but historic. I am proud to be part of history today. Our victories will change our political landscape for years to come.
“I offer my heartfelt thanks to all of our Republican candidates, up and down the ticket, regardless of whether they prevailed, for stepping forward and offering public service in a very challenging time. It takes commitment, courage, stamina and public spirit to stand up for what you believe in and to run the gauntlet of campaigning for office.
“We congratulate President-Elect Trump on his stunning victory, and as he takes up the daunting responsibilities of office, we offer our prayers to him and his family.
“We look forward to Congressman Poliquin representing Maine’s Second Congressional District for another term. We know that he will continue to work hard for Maine people in Washington D.C.
“We are delighted that Maine voters have reelected the Republican majority to the Maine Senate and added to our numbers in the Maine House of Representatives.
“This is the first election since 1988 where Maine voters delivered an Electoral Vote to a Republican Presidential candidate.
“This is the first election since 1992 where Maine voters returned a Republican member to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“This is the first election since 1982 where Maine voters have reelected a Republican majority to a legislative chamber. Not only will Republican leadership in the Maine Senate continue, but we have added Republican members to the Maine House in each of 2014, 2015, and 2016.
“As I have said often, privilege of governing we have earned from Maine voters is a sacred trust and a high responsibility. With our quality candidates and our reform agenda to bring greater prosperity and hope to Maine people, Republicans will continue to work hard to merit the faith placed in us.”
RISE IN CHATTER ON MAINE’S LACK OF VOTER ID TO VOTE PROMPTS MAINE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO URGE ALL REPUBLICAN VOTERS TO COME OUT TO VOTE IN ORDER TO SECURE THEIR BALLOT FROM MISUSE
Make sure YOU cast YOUR BALLOT Say Maine Republican Official
AUGUSTA – Maine Republican Party officials today have issued an alert to Republicans across the state amid a rapid increase in chatter related to potential election fraud.
Chatter relates to Maine’s lack of voter identification laws and the ability of any person to impersonate a voter who has yet to cast their ballot.
“Without a proper voter ID law in Maine we are concerned people may attempt to impersonate other voters in order to gain access to, and cast, a fraudulent ballot. We encourage all Maine Republican voters to show up at the polls and vote so that they can be sure no one attempts to use their identity to cast a ballot,” said Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage.
“The only way to fully guard against this activity is to encourage all Republicans to cast ballots in-person as early in the day as possible on Tuesday to ensure their names are marked on voter lists early as having already voted,” said Joe Turcotte, the Political Director of the Maine GOP.
“Voting as early as possible on Tuesday will help stop bad actors,” added Savage.
Any voter who is told that a ballot has already been cast in their name is asked to notify Maine GOP via the following channels:
(207) 242-4677 Phone
(207) 242-4677 Text Message
Please contact one of these four Maine GOP Election Lawyers should you experience any trouble at your polling location. They will connect you to the closet lawyer in your region.
Southern & Western Maine
Northern & Eastern Maine
In light of bombshell news just this afternoon that the FBI has reopened their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, we just wanted to share this clip with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DUbvzFHwvQ&feature=youtu.be
When asked if Hillary Clinton is a person of good character, Emily Cain offered an unequivocal yes.
Help us give the voters of Maine this insightful look into Emily Cain’s judgment.
Bill introduced by Michaud's protege; supported by Cain, Eves, Hayes, Jackson
AUGUSTA -- The Maine Conservation Voters Action Fund released an attack ad Wednesday that slams Governor Paul LePage for wanting to "gut environmental protections," among other issues not related to the Maine Conservation Voters' (MCV) mission, such as education and health care. For its claim, the ad cites LD 1853 (125th Legislature), which enacted new mining regulations to create jobs in Aroostook County.
The Maine Conservation Voters Action Fund has received most of its contributions -- $500,000 -- from the national League of Conservation Voters, with another $100,000 from Democratic mega-donor S. Donald Sussman.
The bill, however, was sponsored by controversial former Democratic House Speaker John Martin, and supported by top Democrats including then-Minority Leader and current congressional candidate Emily Cain, current House Speaker Mark Eves, then-Assistant Leader Terry Hayes, and current Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson. A total of nineteen Democratic state representatives supported the bill, including Rep. Herbert Clark (D-Millinocket).
"We are anxiously awaiting the attack ads from Maine Conservation Voters calling out Emily Cain and Speaker Eves for their votes," said Maine Republican Party Communications Director David Sorensen. "But we're not holding our breath."
Congressman Michaud has been called a "sidekick" and a "protege" of Martin's. Then-Rep. Martin had the following to say on the House floor when LD 1853 was taken up:
"The one thing we have in Aroostook County, obviously, is our land, our trees, our minerals, our resources, and what we have before us today is an ability to help turn that around. It is not the perfect fix, but it is a way in which we can start to look for the future and so when it became obvious that there are possible resources here that are possible to mine, then it certainly was something in which I had an interest and also had a concern. . . . So for people who believe that I don't have an interest in the environmental, protecting my own backyard is of number one concern."
Martin then made clear that environmental groups were involved in the process:
". . . my next step was to talk to the environmental groups to tell them what we were doing. And I wanted them to be involved from the beginning, and they did become involved. At one point, I had to maybe push a little harder than maybe I wanted to but suggested to them they needed to write some amendments so the committee could deal with them, and they did. . . . I will be more than happy to put up my environmental record against any person who wants to put up theirs."
Maine Republican Party Chairman Richard Bennett is a former member of the board of directors of Maine Conservation Voters.
"The purpose of MCV used to be protecting Maine's environment, but their selective targeting and their focus on issues unrelated to their mission suggests that their goal now is simply to attack Republicans rather than elevate attention to conservation issues," said Chairman Bennett.
For Immediate Release: 10/17/2016
Contact: Nina McLaughlin email@example.com
Maine GOP calls On Emily Cain to return $250k Wells Fargo Support From Hillary Clinton
Emily Cain viciously attacked Bruce Poliquin weeks ago for donating a $2,000 contribution from Wells Fargo to charity, now reported to be beneficiary of $250k from candidate who received $250k from Wells Fargo
AUGUSTA – The Maine Republican Party is calling on Emily Cain to return or refuse the reported $250,000 support of Hillary Clinton in light of her recent statements regarding Wells Fargo and her opponent.
Just weeks ago, Emily Cain attacked Bruce Poliquin for holding the CEO of Wells Fargo accountable in a Congressional hearing, and criticized him for a $2,000 contribution which Congressman Poliquin’s campaign had received from the company, but then donated to charity.
This morning, news broke that Emily Cain will be the beneficiary of $250,000 in campaign support from Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has received $250,000 in contributions from Wells Fargo.
“Here again, Emily Cain’s hypocrisy and big-money political games are exposed,” said Maine GOP Executive Director Jason Savage. “Emily Cain was eager to attack Congressman Poliquin over a donation that he is giving to charity, but Emily Cain said nothing about Hillary Clinton cashing in for a quarter-million dollars from Wells Fargo. Now we know why – she was waiting for some of it to flow back to her.”
“We call on Emily Cain to live up to the standard Bruce Poliquin set, and return this money, or refuse it. The people of Maine are watching, and waiting, for Emily Cain to live up to the standard she set for her opponent just weeks ago,” concluded Jason Savage.
For Immediate Release: 10/12/2016
Contact: Nina McLaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org