Maine Democrats stress unity too

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former candidates for Maine's Democratic gubernatorial nomination are getting behind party nominee Libby Mitchell.

Libby Mitchell, Rosa Scarcelli, Steve Rowe, Pat McGowan
Pat Wellenbach

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell, front, praises her former opponents, background, during a show of party unity at a news conference in Portland, Maine, on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. At left is Rosa Scarcelli, Steve Rowe, and Pat McGowan. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

The former candidates got on stage with Mitchell Wednesday in South Portland to show support for her.

The unity event came hours after the losing Maine Republican candidates from last week's primary turned out for a unity event for gubernatorial nominee Paul LePage in Waterville.

Those events and others show that the campaign for governor and Maine legislative seats is moving into gear barely a week after the primaries.

On Tuesday night, author Stephen King pledged his support for Mitchell as he attended a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston.

Three independents have also earned spots on the November ballot.

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Since you've mentioned Richardson

How's that case coming along with the Attorney General's office? When will the names of those volunteers which broke the law get released?

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Libby should retire from politics

Remember in November how Libby Mitchell was a strong supporter of pushing 102 new and/or higher taxes on Mainers with Question 1 (which was defeated, thank God). We must also remember that Libby Mitchell is part of the Exteme Far-Left establishment that has created our state's current economic fiasco and she represents the 'status quo' approach. We need a strong fiscal conservative running our state, but Libby will deserve a big "thank you" for her past service as she's walking out of Maine politics for good. Libby, it's time for you to retire.

 's picture raising taxes. raising taxes. United in... increasing entitlements. United in... running on nothing but vitriole for the GOP. United in... having no plan. United in... throwing money at problems instead of solutions.

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Not impressed

These shows of unity mean nothing to me. I don't vote for the party. I vote for the candidate. Plus, I am personally affronted that the MAINE Democratic Party is holding a fundraiser in Boston and spending money outside the State of Maine when our businesses need the business.


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