Heads up, Maine Democrats. There’s a full-fledged mugging in progress.
It comes to us courtesy of Attorney General Janet Mills, who in recent days has gone to great lengths to portray Adam Cote – her strongest opponent in Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary – as a Republican in donkey’s clothing.
And it’s likely to be amplified over the next few days by EMILY’s List, the national promoter of pro-choice Democratic women running for elective office, to the tune of $192,500 in spending on “opposition” to Cote’s candidacy.
LEWISTON — With a week to go before the primary, Sen. Nate Libby on Monday endorsed Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Adam Cote.
Libby, the Democratic whip in the Senate, said Cote is “exactly the kind of leader Maine needs: pragmatic and progressive; fiscally smart and willing to invest in policies that help Maine families lead healthy, productive, and prosperous lives.”
I first met Adam Cote many years ago, while I was teaching at Sanford High School. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, teachers were asked to monitor student hall passes.
Adam Cote, an attorney with Drummond Woodsum and a member of the Maine Army National Guard for more than 20 years, is among seven Democrats running for governor.
Cote is a decorated combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who also served in Bosnia. He is co-founder and CEO of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine. He served on the Sanford School Committee and on the board of the Midcoast Regional Development Authority.
The time for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Cote’s energy business never really arrived. But it could, if he’s elected governor.
For that reason, Cote said he’d give up his 20 percent stake in the company he leads, Renewable Energy Storage of Maine, if he wins the Blaine House. But that company, he said, has been “dormant” since 2014.
The other day I got a telephone call from a number I didn’t recognize but took a chance and answered it. On the line, Adam Cote introduced himself and said he was running for Governor in the June Democratic primary.
Potential democratic gubernatorial candidates gathered before a crowd of approximately 100 at Belfast’s Hutchinson Center May 21, as Indivisible Waldo County hosted a panel so voters can familiarize themselves with their options ahead of the June 12 primaries.
Adam Cote: ‘I was constantly petrified that something I did or didn’t do would have somebody get killed.’
Bill Nemitz sits down with candidates for governor to take a break from politics and gets to know the personal stories of Maine’s public figures.
In this episode, businessman Adam Cote talks about his military service and adjusting to life in Sanford after tours of duty abroad.
Adam Cote of Sanford. He is a lawyer, a former member of the Sanford school board and other local organizations and served for a number of years as an officer with the Maine Army National Guard.
To the Editor:
Adam Cote is a man of integrity, compassion and has the vision to make Maine the progressive state where our children will want to live and raise their families.
The citizens of Maine have the opportunity to vote for positive change, new leadership, women’s rights, worker’s rights, healthcare, education and respect for all people.
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