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Mike On Alexander Report: Taxpayers Deserve Their Money Back

Mike On Alexander Report: Taxpayers Deserve Their Money Back

Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is renewing his call for Gov. Paul LePage to recoup all of the nearly $1 million that was spent on the controversial Alexander Report.  This week, newspapers reported that LePage would not seek a full refund for the plagiarized study.  “The Alexander Report has been a case study in governmentContinue Reading

Mike’s Input Key To New Bi-Partisan VA Legislation

Mike’s Input Key To New Bi-Partisan VA Legislation

The VA healthcare legislation passed by Congress was signed into law by President Obama earlier today, and it represents one of the most comprehensive and bipartisan pieces of legislation passed into law by the 113th Congress. The legislation was finalized by U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, along with Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)Continue Reading

Check Out Shenna’s New TV Ad

Check Out Shenna’s New TV Ad

It’s all over local TV stations, but in case you missed it Bellows for Senate released a new TV ad called “Walk.” The video features Mainers from all walks of life who will be voting for Shenna in November. The video highlights her common sense working class values, and the need to elect a SenatorContinue Reading

Eloise-Sponsored Solar Bill Takes Effect

Eloise-Sponsored Solar Bill Takes Effect

A  measure sponsored by Democratic Senator Eloise Vitelli of Arrowsic to expand the use of solar energy in Maine will go into effect on Friday. “This new law will give us the state’s first roadmap for developing plentiful and cost-effective energy for homeowners and businesses alike,” said Senator Vitelli, the sponsor of the bill. “TheContinue Reading

Metal Trades Council Endorses Shenna

Metal Trades Council Endorses Shenna

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows, who is completing her 350-mile Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy this morning, today accepted the endorsement of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Metal Trades Council in an in-person ceremony in Kittery. The endorsement comes at a time when Bath Iron Works, whose jobs Susan Collins repeatedly claimsContinue Reading

Shenna Announces Major Women’s Rights Endorsements

Shenna Announces Major Women’s Rights Endorsements

Maine Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows today announced the endorsements of Feminist Majority and NOW PAC, the National Organization for Women political action committee. The newly announced support is a major boost to Bellows’ campaign and represents the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements. Bellows was a leader in the Maine Choice CoalitionContinue Reading

Seth Berry’s Bill To Help Foster Children Finish College To Become Law

Seth Berry’s Bill To Help Foster Children Finish College To Become Law

Maine will be the first state in the nation to support foster children with higher education through the age of 26.  LD 1683, Resolve, To Improve Degree and Career Attainment for Former Foster Children, was signed by Gov. Paul LePage on Monday. The measure becomes law 90 days after the Legislature adjourns.  Sponsored by HouseContinue Reading

GOP Shows How Out of Touch They Are With Working Mainers

The Maine Democratic Party issued the following statement in response to comments made by Republican State Representative Amy Volk in an interview with MPBN. In the article, Rep. Volk states her opposition to raising the minimum wage, even going as to far to claim that there aren’t “many” adults in Southern Maine that currently make theContinue Reading

EMILY’s List Puts Shenna Bellows “On the List”

EMILY’s List Puts Shenna Bellows “On the List”

On the heels of Sen. Collins’ vote to block legislation working to end gender discrimination in pay, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, put Shenna Bellows, candidate to represent Maine in the United States Senate, “On the List.”  The EMILY’s List community now stands more than three million members strong. “OnContinue Reading

More Great Endorsements For Shenna

More Great Endorsements For Shenna

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows welcomed the support of Veterans’ Vision, the Alliance for Retired Americans, the Maine People’s Alliance and People for the American Way the day after concluding her 350-mile, 24-day Walk Across Maine for Jobs and the Economy. Bellows has attracted endorsements from a broad array of labor, women’s, social justice andContinue Reading

Mike’s First TV Ad Highlights Working Class Roots, Bi-Partisanship Style

Mike’s First TV Ad Highlights Working Class Roots, Bi-Partisanship Style

Mike Michaud released the campaign’s first TV ad this week. The ad, titled “Millworker,” highlights Mike’s working-class Maine roots and commitment to bringing Democrats, Republicans and independents together to get things done. The positive ad focuses on Michaud’s upbringing and the values of compromise and hard work he learned while growing up in a largeContinue Reading

LePage Attacks Social Security, Medicare, Insults Seniors

LePage Attacks Social Security, Medicare, Insults Seniors

In a shocking press release today, Gov. Paul LePage referred to Social Security and Medicare as “welfare,” saying: “It doesn’t matter what liberals call these payments, it is welfare, pure and simple.” The press release, which was sent by the Office of the Governor, was an attempt to explain away Maine’s poor economic performance but quicklyContinue Reading

Geoff Gratwick, Seth Berry Honored as Friends of Youth in Care

Geoff Gratwick, Seth Berry Honored as Friends of Youth in Care

Senator Geoff Gratwick and House Majority Leader Seth Berry are this year’s recipients of the Friend of Youth in Care Award. Maine’s Youth Leadership Advisory Team is recognizing the lawmakers for their work on a first-in-the-nation law that will allow former foster children to receive guidance and financial help with higher education expenses until theirContinue Reading

Nation’s Largest Student-Run PAC Endorses Shenna Bellows

Nation’s Largest Student-Run PAC Endorses Shenna Bellows

Shenna Bellows has been officially endorsed by the Students for a New American Politics (SNAP) PAC in the race for US Senate in Maine.   The SNAP endorsement provides the Bellows campaign with two full-time summer organizing Fellows to assist in the work of amplifying Bellows’ message and connecting directly with voters about what’s at stakeContinue Reading

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