Received in an email:
I have troubling news for Maine Liberty supporters.
In politics, it is foolish to take actions that may come back to haunt you at a later time. So why would Governor LePage publicly announce support for any candidate in a Maine Legislative Republican Primary Race?
Governor LePage announced Friday June 8th that he would be supporting the OPPONENTS of Republican Kathleen Caso running for the Maine Senate DISTRICT 29 (Washington County and parts of Hancock County) and Republican James Emerson running for the Maine Senate DISTRICT 33 (Penobscot County).
Kathleen Caso, a Washington County Tea Party Leader, worked tirelessly as the Washington County Coordinator for the 2010 LePage Campaign. It is widely known that LePage may not have succeeded in Washington County without Kathleen Caso's steadfast efforts on his behalf.
Meanwhile, Kathleen Caso's opponent in the State Senate race voted AGAINST LePage in the Gubenetorial primary. While serving in the House, he even voted against LePage's hydro bill which would have boosted Maine's economy. Despite all this, Governor LePage came out in public support of Kathleen Caso's opponent.
This doesn't appear to be an isolated incident either. A similar story has emerged in the primary race for State Senate District 33, where Governor LePage has recently endorsed the establishment opponent of conservative James Emerson.
Are you confused by this? We are too.
We have always considered LePage an ally of conservatives and the Tea Party.
So what's going on here?
Could it be that this is part of the “good ole’ boy” network rearing its ugly head again? Is it politically savvy to alienate any individual that you may have to work with and depend on supporting your agenda and possible re-election to the Blaine House? Is it wise to endorse the opponent of a supporter who worked so hard to get you elected?
We are ardent supporters of the Governor’s policies and efforts to reform state government. We also stand by our principles and must part with the Governor when it comes to this issue! We have spoken to Kathleen and James and fully support their efforts against the established party darlings.
I urge you to do whatever you can to help Kathleen and James with whatever means you can in the waning days of the primary campaign. Call friends, family, and neighbors and let them know you support Kathleen and James and encourage them to vote on Tuesday, June 12!
If you are also confused about Governor LePage's recent actions, please contact the Governor's Office NOW to express your concern.
Please contact Governor LePage today.
Eric Brakey and David Boyer
Republican Liberty Activists