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CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATES

In 2018, Mainers will be electing a new governor.

Maine is fortunate that it has a number of talented Democrats who have stepped forward to run for governor. The Lake Region Dems, supported by the Cumberland County Dems, are sponsoring a series of meetings – conversations – with those candidates.

We want to give you a chance to meet each candidate in a way that gives you a true sense of who the candidate is and who will best represent your concerns and priorities. We invite you to attend each individual session.

Each conversation will be held at The Little Meeting House, 719 Roosevelt Trail, No. Windham. Refreshments will be served at all meetings.

Get ready to have a conversation with the candidates – one of whom, with your help, will be the next governor of Maine.

Schedule of “Conversations with the Candidates”

Sunday, October 1, 11 AM-12:30 PM: Adam Cote coteformaine.com
Sunday, October 22, 5 PM-7 PM: Diane Russell diane2018.com
Sunday, October 29, 11 AM – 12:30 PM:  Janet Mills janetmills.com
Sunday, November 5, 5-7 PM: James “Jim” Boyle boyleforgovernor.com
Sunday, November 19, 5-7 PM: Mark Eves markevesforme.com
Sunday, December 3, 5-6 PM: Betsy Sweet sweetforgovernor.com
Sunday, December 3, 6-7 PM: Patrick “Ike” Eisenhart eisenhartforgovernor.org

FMI: Maurie Hill, Lake Region Dems, 207-642-6065 or Rachel Hendrickson, Cumberland County Dems, rhndrcksn@aol.com

 

Cumberland County Democrats on Facebook


1 day ago

Jennifer Jones

Hello Cumberland Dems! We have a short rally and visit to Collins' office next week.Wednesday, February 21 from 11:00 to 12:00 at Lobsterman Park in Portland, across from One Canal Plaza. Click on the link below.

Please come and show that we are here and hopping mad. We have several asks for Collins.

www.facebook.com/events/481897952212389/
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6 days ago

Rachel Hendrickson

Great office opening on Friday and reception later. The Westbrook office is going to be the hub of campaign activity in Cumberland County! ...

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I look forward to seeing the videos of Sen. Merkley's speech and of Rep. Gattine's speech.

Sorry I could not be there. Thank you for all you are doing.

It was a great event!

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2 days ago

Stuart Bratesman

Lessons in Politics 101: It can be done. Here’s a very good and very effective election ad that changed the outcome of a governor’s race in Illinois by converting NRA support from a potent political plus to a serious political liability. And there’s a lot to learn from reading it’s creator’s insightful commentary. ...

I miss all my friends and fellow activists from Maine. Tuesday night I caucused here in MN-I'm a delegate to the next district caucus ( they do it differently here) I'm jumping in feet first!! Let's work together to start changing some things! Like getting big money out of politics. I'm hoping to get a resolution here like the one in Maine, making super delegates vote the will of the people, can any of you send me a copy of that to work with? Or direct me to where we can find it? ...

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I was also voted vice chair in my town

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6 days ago

Kathleen Worcester

Here's a State Senate District map of all Cumberland County... ...

Heres a State Senate District map of all Cumberland County...

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Someone forgot to name the Town of Cumberland!

Yep... and Westbrook!

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2 weeks ago

Rachel Hendrickson

There is a grand opening of the new MDP office, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, from 1:30 - 2:30 in addition to the special reception with Senator Merkley. Take a late lunch and join him and other Democratic officials, then take some time on Friday evening for a reception with the Senator and lots of Democratic friends. ...

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See you there!

Has someone designed a Facebook *event*? "Cumberland County Democrats Campaign Office Opening in Westbrook"?

Just a reminder you have to rsvp using the link (not just the Facebook event) so we know how many people to expect. As for the cocktail reception, your rsvp will be counted through ticket purchases and donations. (Or let me know if you’d like to bring a check to the event and we will put your name on the list) THANK YOU!!

Do we need to purchase a ticket to the office opening as well, Ashley McCurry?

This link was not shared above, but it's on the Facebook event.

Sounds delightful. But I have a hard time understanding why they only sent the word out by email and fb this week. It must have been in the planning some time back and a save the date message would have been appreciated:)

I still like Spur of the Moment.

I heard that Jeff Merkley contacted the MDP himself recently, so it's all happening very quickly.

Darn, I am so sorry that I missed this!

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1 week ago

Kathleen Worcester

HD35 is Westbrook *north of the River* ...

1 week ago

Kim Rich

AUGUSTA (WGME) – February 6, 2018. Women from across the state gathered with Emerge Maine to announce a landmark year. There are 40 plus candidates running for office on 2018. The organization looks to change the face of Maine politics by recruiting, training and inspiring Democratic women to run for office. The group has more than doubled its number of women running in this year's election compared to 2016. Women of Emerge Maine say it's important to realize gender is not a qualifier for any job in America. "We are exceedingly excited for November 2018. We are going to see a tidal wave of Democratic women come into the House. And to watch what they're going to do next year is beyond exciting,” Sarah Skillin Woodard, Emerge Maine, executive director, said. Many of the female candidates will be running for office as early as June.
40+ and counting…
1. Allison Hepler—State House, District 53
2. Anne Carney - State House, District 30
3. April Fournier - State House, District 42
4. April Turner - State House, District 99
5. Bettyann Sheats—State House, District 64
6. Caitlin Hills—State House, District 97
7. Charlotte Warren—State House, District 84
8. Christina Riley—State House, District 74
9. Denise Tepler—State House, District 54
10. Diane Russell - Governor
11. Donna Dion - Governor
12. Doretta Colburn - State House, District 71
13. Erin Herbig—State Senate, District 11
14. Frayla Tarpinian—District Attorney
15. Heather Sanborn—State Senate, District 28
16. Heidi Brooks —State House, District 61
17. Janice Dodge - State House, District 97
18. Jay McCreight—State House, District 51
19. Jennie Butler – State House, District 25
20. Jessica Fay —State House, District 66
21. Karen Kusiak - State House, District 16
22. Kelli Whitlock-Burton - School Board, Waldoboro
23. Kim Rich - Water Board Trustee, Portland
24. Kristen Cloutier - State House, District 60
25. Kylie Bragdon - State House, District 136
26. Laura Fortman - State Senate, District 13
27. Lori Gramlich – State House, District 13
28. Louis Galgay Reckitt—State House, District 31
29. Lynne Williams - Probate Judge
30. Maeghan Maloney - District Attorney
31. Mary Ann Lynch - State House, District 30
32. Matthea Daughtry—State House, District 49
33. Maureen Terry - State House, District 26
34. Natasha Irving—District Attorney
35. Rachel Nobel - Select Board, Trenton
36. Sara Gideon—State House, District 48
37. Sarah DeCato - School Board, Bethel
38. Sarah Nichols - Bangor City Council
39. Shenna Bellows—State Senate, District 14
40. Victoria Morales - State House District 33
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Thank you Kim Rich for letting us know about these wonderful women! Congratulations to everyone on this list! I do want to thank my friends who are on this list: Bettyann Sheats , Diane Russell , Heidi Brooks , Kim Rich (!), Lynne Williams , Sara Gideon (thank you so much for being such a great representatives for us!), Shenna Bellows for stepping up to take on this important endeavor, and thank you too to Sarah Skillin Woodard for your heavy lifting in leading this charge!

Also Anne Gass - District 67

Also lots of non Emerge Dem women running I am sure. I can think of my state rep, Janice Cooper for one!

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2 weeks ago

Jennifer Jones

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Our Calls to Action (C2A) are made by and for Mainers, and cover state and national issues. We curate action items from groups like Indivisible, the ACLU, Maine People's Alliance, Maine Equal Justice Partners, and others, as well as from our own issue-based working groups. It takes many villages to raise a resistance.
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