I am writing to you today to share my thoughts about why I am supporting Democrat Adam Cote for governor of Maine.
I heard about Adam when he announced his candidacy. I signed up for his campaign mailing list and was intrigued and heartened by his message: Specifically, his message of inclusiveness and his commitment to making Maine a place where all are welcome and valued resonates deeply with me.
AUBURN — Standing in the modern Main Street office of the marketing-savvy The Brand Collective, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Cote pointed to a grim locale on the far side of the globe to explain why he should be the next Blaine House occupant.
Only recently retired from the Maine Army National Guard, the 44-year-old energy entrepreneur talked about his leadership of troops deployed in a combat zone north of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
AUGUSTA — As the national debate over mass shootings intensifies, candidates hoping to become Maine’s next governor fall largely along ideological lines – with some nuances and non-answers – on several oft-discussed policy responses to gun violence.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Cote said the governor has not delivered on all of his promises.
“The fundamental promise Gov. LePage made repeatedly to Maine people was, ‘I am a job creator who knows how to grow Maine’s economy.’ ” Cote said. “All personality points aside, the fundamental fact, seven-plus years later, is he has not gotten the job done.
“Maine lags New England and the country when it comes to job, income and economic growth. And rural Maine has been hit the hardest.”
Right now, Maine has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lead the way in energy innovation, build a strong statewide economy that works for all of us, create thousands of good jobs, increase our energy independence while reducing people’s energy costs and protect our quality of life.
AUGUSTA — Democratic candidate Adam Cote is leading the gubernatorial fundraising race, according to campaign finance reports that were being filed Tuesday with the state.
Cote, a Sanford attorney and 20-year veteran of the Maine National Guard, has raised $546,000 since he launched his campaign last April, including $278,000 in donations during the last six months of 2017, his campaign said. Cote has $350,896 in cash on hand.
I had the opportunity to meet Adam Cote recently at an event in Waterville. The field of Democratic candidates for governor of Maine is strong; Cote, a decorated veteran and businessman, is particularly impressive. I spoke with him personally about why he’s running, and I also observed him interacting with a voter who identified himself as a Republican and wanted to know why Cote deserved his vote.
There has not been a Colby alumnus as Maine governor since 1908, but, 100 years later, that could change. Adam Cote ’95, a member of the Democratic party, announced his candidacy for governor on April 19 2017. His campaign slogan “New Leadership, Strong Economy,” speaks to his status as an outside candidate and his decision to run for public office with no formal political experience.
It’s looking like Medicaid expansion will continue to be one of Maine’s signature issues through the 2018 campaign. Democratic gubernatorial candidates raced to back expansion after LePage’s statement on Thursday.Adam Cote tweeted that it will be his “first priority” in office.
October 19, 2017 • In The News • McDuffyMcKay • Dirigo Blue, Maine’s Source for Progressive Political News
Senator Susan Collins announced this morning that she intends to remain in the Senate, ending speculation that she’ll be running for Governor. Collins has been diligent in the Senate–never having missed a vote in twenty years–and certainly deserves respect. Frankly, she also deserves our thanks for her recent votes against irresponsible, partisan attempts to repeal Obamacare. However, had she chosen to run for Governor, her voting record–and how it has impacted the people of Maine–would have undergone intense scrutiny.
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