Special caucus for Ellsworth and Trenton Democrats July 19 at 6 pm at the Theater Room of the Moore Center to nominate Democratic candidate for House District 132.

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.

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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) Ben 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

GOP holds Clean Election funds hostage

Letter to the editor of the Bangor Daily News published July 17, 2018.

Money’s influence in politics — buy the campaigns, buy the politicians, buy their vote — is out of control, and this is a concern for people across the political spectrum. If you’re concerned about special, big money interests interfering in our system, you should be paying attention to what’s going on in Augusta, where Maine’s Clean Election funding is being held hostage.

Although the Clean Election funds this season are already accounted for in the budget, a small typo prevents the Maine Ethics Commission from paying out to candidates in this new fiscal year, which started July 1. This kind of error is common, and is routinely fixed by passing a correction bill — but that correction is stalled in the middle of a partisan deadlock.

Incumbent Republican politicians have dug in their heels on this issue. They disagree with the Clean Election system, and in this election cycle they are attempting to use this as a way to handicap their Democratic opponents, the majority of whom are running Clean Election campaigns. This is an ugly assault on the integrity of our election system.

As a candidate for House District 131, the Clean Election system gives me, as a regular working-class person, the ability to run a competitive campaign. Call and write your representatives to demand a fix to this. And more importantly, call and write your local Clean Election candidate to volunteer. We are not allowed to accept private contributions, and need to be especially creative and energetic as we continue working toward November.

Nathalie Arruda