Maine's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Saturday questioned the extent of Sen. Olympia Snowe's involvement in the posting on the internet of directions on how to make a nuclear bomb, as revealed in a New York Times article Friday.
Maine's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jean Hay Bright Friday proposed federal legislation that would require standardized paper ballots for all federal offices - President, U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress - all across the country. Hay Bright made her comments prior to casting her absentee ballot at the Dixmont Town Office.
With just days to go, it's time to get every last sign up and every last piece of literature distributed. A complete list of Democratic Party offices is listed below. Head over to your local office and find out how much Jean Hay Bright material they have... please take as much as you feel you can distribute on your own and get it out now.
...There are many moderate Republicans in Maine increasingly opposed to the Iraq occupation. They could send a clear signal both on their position and on the centrality of the war by voting for Jean Hay Bright...
This week, both the Bangor Daily News and the Brunswick Times Record praised me profusely, criticized Snowe for her stances on basic issues like the Iraq War and protecting the Constitution -- and then both p
I've written op-ed rebuttals to the BDN and the BTR. You can read them here (below), I hope you will be able to read them in those papers in the next few days.
...If you saw that a newspaper who looked at Snowe's support of President Bush, and saw that Snowe "has enabled his agenda in ways that are detrimental to a free people. When defending the U.S. Constitution, moderation can become capitulation," you would think that that newspaper might see Snowe's return to office as a threat to free people and the Constitution. Wrong again.
...But most disconcerting in this endorsement
is the BDN's dismissal as just "troubling concessions"
Snowe's willingness "to suspend habeas corpus rights
for some detainees in the war on terrorism and to allow the
president to define acceptable treatment." Those "concessions"
are not minor issues. They speak to the very fabric of our
There is no larger issue facing the country than the Iraq War debacle that has dragged on for more than three years. The war has cost the lives of nearly 3,000 U.S. military personnel and caused life-altering injuries to many thousand more. This disastrous path can be changed only by electing new members to Congress. Maine has the chance on Nov. 7 to elect someone who will shift the direction Congress has paved during the past four years. Jean Hay Bright is that candidate.
The coming week will be intense, with five debates in five days, at least two of them televised. Join us at the event, for a show of support. Or watch/listen from home.
To make this work, to get me to Washington as Maine's next U.S. Senator, we need your financial help, NOW, to get our message out these last critical days.
Jean got an honorable mention in the latest edition of The Nation magazine for "keeping the heat on supposedly moderate" Snowe.
...Olympia Snowe did not vote that infamous Thursday, because she was here in Maine attending her aunt's funeral. She could have taken a pass. Instead, she issued a statement that, had she been in Washington, she would have voted in favor of all those bills.
...Bill Slavick, flatly does NOT want existing labor laws to be enforced on American employers. He does NOT believe that American workers will take such "stoop labor" jobs even if they are paid a living wage. (As an organic farmer, I've done lots of what Slavick calls "stoop labor" work, and find it very rewarding and productive.)...
BANGOR -- Over the din of the 1,500 raucous anti-war protesters that surrounded her, one had to listen intently to hear Jean Hay Bright's message.
See also: Jean Hay Bright on the Issues
...Just last week, in an election-year conversion, Snowe decided to follow Sen. John Warner's lead (Snowe is a follower, not a leader) and suggested that we may need to rethink the current course in Iraq. Snowe said in a press release, "Staying the course is neither an option nor a plan."
I say, reelecting Snowe is neither an option nor a plan.
After several years of approval, NARAL has refused this election year to endorse Olympia Snowe....
...Slavick stated Thursday in Cape Elizabeth that he does not think a woman's right to choose is an issue in this U.S. Senate race.
...And Justice disappeared Thursday, September 28, 2006, when the United States Congress voted to debase the Constitution, to deny habeas corpus rights to "enemy combatants," people designated as such on the President's word alone...
Saturday's Bangor anti-war rally and march was a great success, drawing twice the number of concerned citizens as the Kennebunkport rally and march on Aug. 26. I am delighted that people -- of all ages -- are taking to the streets in protest of our government's policies.
One of the first debates with Olympia Snowe will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Page Commons Room in Cotter Union on the Colby College campus at 6:30 p.m. YOU have a chance to ask one of the questions.
Submit your questions for the Colby College U.S. Senatorial Debate on Oct. 22 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Presidential candidate and current progressive Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be the featured speaker at a campaign rally and fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jean Hay Bright on Monday, Oct. 9, at South Portland High School, 637 Highland Ave., South Portland.
It is amazing to me that, here in the United States of America, Congress is discussing the fine points of torture -- what is legal, how far can we go in mistreating prisoners we are holding, without our agents being prosecuted under national and international law and treaties.
Olympia Snowe has been getting some attention lately for her bill that would allow the reimportation of prescription drugs from places such as Canada. It is just the latest example of Snowe getting credit for fixing or trying to fix a problem that she was instrumental in creating.
...We can't send our good military men and women into illegal and immoral wars, and then cut their pay, their schooling and survivor benefits, not adequately fund their health care, or the growing need for prosthetics for amputated limbs, or mental health services for PTSD. We can't continue to redeploy people time after time after time. We can't keep recalling discharged members to come serve again.
Our returning veterans deserve better than they are getting from the current administration. They - like ALL of us - deserve decent health care - national health care.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jean Hay Bright has received the unanimous endorsement of the Maine State Building & Construction Trades Council. The council, representing more than 5,500 Maine workers from 14 different trades, took the vote Thursday, according to John R. Hanson, the council's executive director.
Democrat Jean Hay Bright Thursday cautioned Maine voters to "listen between the words" in the television ads run by her opponent Olympia Snowe in this year's U.S. Senate race.
Maine's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jean Hay Bright said Wednesday that Lincoln Chaffee's win in Tuesday's Rhode Island Republican primary bodes well for her race against Republican incumbent Sen. Olympia Snowe.
BANGOR (Sep 8): The Democracy for America (DFA) chapter in Bangor representing hundreds of DFA members throughout Northern Maine endorses Jean Hay Bright for the United States Senate. DFA/Bangor unanimously voted Wednesday night, September 6th, to endorse Jean for U.S. Senate.
...We need a Democratic House and Senate so we can provide universal health care, so American manufacturing can once again be competitive in the world market, so entrepreneurs can follow their dreams while protecting their families, so our returning veterans and seniors can get the health care they've earned and deserve.
On this Labor Day, I want to thank all workers, in Maine and across the nation, for doing the jobs you do every day. Labor Day is the day when we recognize that, collectively, the workers of America are the driving force in this country.
Results of a MainePulse survey, released Friday, showed Maine's incumbent Republican Senator Olympia Snowe with only 53% of likely voters saying they would vote for her.
Last week a couple of blog items on some national sites discussing support - or lack thereof - for this campaign showed that there is some confusion as to who's on board with us.
For the record: We are receiving solid support from within the state, from individuals and from the Democratic Party structure.