On Friday, we received in the mail a single page, non-professionally printed attack on Andre Cushing's character. Last week, I first saw an email (sent to a private email list in the Bangor area) that listed the exact same points. It was written by a woman in Hampden and a Bangor friend shared it with me. I discounted it then because of its scurrilous nature. The letter received Friday was unsigned. I'm not certain if it was endorsed by Jim Emerson, Andre's primary opponent, but the letter urged the reader(s) to vote for Jim Emerson in the primary. I know both Andre and Jim personally and I will have no problem voting for either of them in the general election. I have campaign signs for both of them in my yard. (It's not contradictory. Name recognition for either of them will be important in November.)
I contacted Andre and he refuted each of the points to my satisfaction. I'm disappointed that such a letter was mailed out without attribution by the sender/author.
I hope Republican voters in the Senate District 33 will ignore the scurrilous, unsigned mailing. Andre has served honorably in the House of Representatives and was chosen by his Republican peers to be the Assistant Majority Leader.
I don't have the energy or time to "type" the contents of the letter (perhaps another recipient can do that), and Andre's emailed response is in PDF form which I'm not savvy enough to copy and paste here. Certainly, I will email Andre's response to anyone who contacts me with their email address in private messaging.
In my experience with them, both Andre and Jim are honorable men of integrity.
Gerry Rudmin, Dexter