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District 1 Race 2010
  • Published
    October 20, 2010

    Scontras targets deficit, IRS in bid for Congress

    Congressional candidate Dean Scontras is focused on the economy, arguing that the IRS and tax code should be eliminated in favor of a fair tax that would encourage large businesses. The candidate would raise the age for social security and said that increased competition is the answer to the health-care crisis rather than the recently passed health-care bill. The Republican is running against incumbent ...

  • Published
    October 20, 2010

    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree talks about the economy, energy and health care

    Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said the economy is the number one issue on her constituents' minds, and her priority in dealing with it is helping small businesses and promoting measures that create jobs. She said tax cuts for the wealthiest and the continuation of two wars contribute to the national deficit. The Democrat is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Maine's first district ...

  • Published
    October 20, 2010

    Pingree and Scontras discuss the issues in District 1 race

    Incumbent Democrat Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of North Haven faces a challenge in this year's election from Eliot businessman Republican Dean Scontras. Both candidates took time to visit the VillageSoup offices and discuss their stands on the issues. For complete profiles, see the links below.

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