We need your help to put the LePage legacy behind us and advance a progressive national agenda to counter Trump.

2018 will have critical elections for Governor, US Senator, US Representative, and State Senators and Representatives.  HCDC’s priorities for 2018 include electing a Democratic Governor, electing a Democrat for Maine’s Second Congressional District, winning back a Democratic majority in the Maine Senate and holding a Democratic majority in the Maine House.

We need financial support to pay for our office, phones, computers, supplies, campaign materials, and other expenses.  Please help us fund effective campaigns in 2018 by making a donation to HCDC.  The donation tab is easy to use.

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We will also need a lot of help during 2018 in making thousands of phone calls, knocking on doors, doing office and computer work, writing letters to the editor, driving candidates, and helping with many other important tasks.


Democrats running in Hancock County for Maine Senate and House in 2018

We are proud of these candidates for the Maine legislature:

Senate District 6 (incumbent Maker) Christine Therrien
Senate District 7 (incumbent Langley) Louis Luchini
Senate District 8 (incumbent Rosen) Bev Uhlenhake
House District 130 (incumbent Campbell) Mike Reynolds
House District 131 (incumbent Ward) Nathalie Arruda
House District 132 (incumbent Luchini) Nicole Grohoski
House District 133 (incumbent Chapman) Sarah Pebworth
House District 134 (incumbent Kumiega) Genevieve McDonald
House District 135 (incumbent Hubbell) Brian Hubbell
House District 136 (incumbent Malaby) Kylie Bragdon
House District 137 (incumbent Lockman) Doug Bunker

Clean Elections, Second Chapter – Good News!

An infamous typo prevented Clean Elections candidates from collecting additional $5.00 donations to the Clean Elections fund after June 30, thus jeopardizing their ability to fund adequate general election campaigns. After the House Republicans blocked attempts to fix the typo and restore the program to normal functionality, on August 16 the Ethics Commission ruled that they have the authority to accept further such donations and make additional disbursements to Clean Elections candidates through October 16.

As a result, Clean Elections candidates now need additional $5 donations in order to qualify for supplemental payments. This is where your help is vital. Maine House candidates receive $1,275 for every additional 15 donations (maximum 120), and Maine Senate candidates receive an additional $5,075 for every additional 45 donations (maximum 360).

Before the program was cut off prior to June 30, most Hancock County Democratic candidates for the Maine House and Maine Senate had not reached the maximum levels (or close to it). Now that the program is restored, they urgently need more $5 donations to assure they have sufficient funding to run competitive campaigns.

Here are the candidates still in need of more Clean Elections $5 donations:

Senate District 6 Christine Therrien
Senate District 7 Louie Luchini
Senate District 8 Bev Uhlenhake
House District 130 Mike Reynolds
House District 131 Nathalie Arruda
House District 132 Nicole Grohoski
House Districts 133, 134 See note below
House District 135 Brian Hubbell
House District 136 Kylie Bragdon
House District 137 Doug Bunker

To donate, go to www.maine.gov/cleanelections and then click the green “contribute” button. After entering your voter information, the system will display the candidates in your district for whom you may make a Clean Elections donation. Please make a donation for both the Maine Senate and the Maine House candidate from your district asap.

To be of greatest value, $5 donations made now mean the most. Candidates must plan their budgets and order materials.

Anyone wishing to make an online donation who doesn’t have access to a computer may come into our office at 53 Church Street weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm and use one of our computers to get this done. Our folks will even help you do it.

Note: In House District 133, Sarah Pebworth has already qualified for the maximum level and does not need additional donations. In House District 134, Genevieve McDonald is running with traditional financing. You may donate to her campaign, but may not help with a Clean Elections donation.