LePage distances himself from Poliquin mailer
On May 30, 2012 At 8:56 pm
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Late this afternoon Gov. Paul LePage issued a statement that he would not support any of the six running for the Republican Party nomination for the US Senate seat:
As June 12th nears, I want to make it clear to Mainers that I’ve decided not to endorse a candidate in the Republican race for United States Senate. Republicans have six well-qualified candidates to choose from. May the best person win.
When this first came to our attention, it seemed like an odd statement for the Governor to make.
But now we know the reason why:
Treasurer Bruce Poliquin sent out a mailer (below) directly linking himself with Gov. Paul LePage.
Bill Schneider, the Maine Attorney General and one of Poliquin’s competitors for the nomination, had this to say (via a press release):
Throughout this campaign, Bruce Poliquin has attempted to ride the Governor’s coattails and claim as his own the successes of the Republican administration and Legislature. In fact, all Republicans have contributed in large measure to our successes.
“Poliquin’s recent mailing is remarkable in its bold attempt to imply an endorsement by the Governor. I encourage Treasurer Poliquin to focus on his own record and to be straight with Republican voters.
Schneider also thanked Gov. LePage for not endorsing any of the six candidates for the Republican nomination. The others are: Scott D’Amboise, Rick Bennett, State Sen. Debra Plowman, and Sec. of State Charlie Summers.