The League of Young Voters is soliciting questions for Maine's gubernatorial candidates, to be asked at a forum on Wednesday, April 14th, from 7-9 pm, at the Public Market House in Monument Square. (note: our Best of Portland party is the same night, at Port City Music Hall -- why not swing by both events?) So far, Libby Mitchell, Rosa Scarcelli, and Steve Rowe have all agreed to attend; organizers are confident that most of the other candidates -- including Dems John Richardson and Patrick McGowan and Republicans Les Otten, Peter Mills, Steve Abbott, and several others (find a full list of candidates here) -- will also be present.
It will be no surprise that the Democrats and Republicans in the Maine Legislature can agree on one thing, and one thing only - that any problems they are facing can be fixed in Washington, if only DC politicians would get over their partisan bickering. At least that's the thrust of an e-mail press release from "Divided We Fail," an AARP-backed effort to push Congress to deal with health care and the economy.