Angus for senate
To the Editor:
I was born here in Maine during the Great Depression and have lived here all my life.
My husband (also a Mainer) and I married in the fifties, raised our four sons and educated them here in Maine. We are all very proud of our state and want to do all we can to move forward in educational growth and job opportunities.
Hopefully, you’ll join us and go into the voting booth on November 6th to use your own common sense to make your choice.
Have you ever seen such an onslaught of negative ads? Surely this tops all when national organizations dump millions of dollars into our state to dupe us into turning against a man that we voted for as Governor of Maine. He must have done something right since we voted him in for a second term! Does the NRC and U.S. Chamber think we are a bunch of ninnies?
My husband served as a Republican in the Maine Senate during the King years. The Governor was certainly a creative thinker, a good listener, and he did his utmost to work with both parties. Often, they did not agree, but they worked together and got things done.
I was teaching at the time.
I especially admired the Governor’s fortitude as he launched the “laptop for seventh graders” idea. To say the least, it was a controversial topic – both at the State House and at our house. Eventually, they all worked it out, and Maine became the pioneer state to provide laptop computers to all its seventh graders.
Please tune out these negative TV ads from away. Do listen carefully to the upcoming candidates’ debates. Draw your own conclusions as to whom can best serve Maine in Washington. Angus King, being an independent, will be a powerful influence in Washington.
The two parties seem to have difficulty working together. An independent senator can truly stay dedicated to his constituents rather than a political party. You decide.