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Gubernatorial candidates interviews 2010
  • Published
    October 29, 2010

    LePage campaign opts not to meet with VillageSoup

    Despite VillageSoup's efforts to provide readers with comprehensive coverage of all five people vying to be the next governor of Maine, one of those candidates does not have a profile in this election supplement after his campaign backed out of a scheduled publisher's forum. Waterville Mayor Paul LePage, the Republican party's gubernatorial nominee, was scheduled to meet with VillageSoup in late September, but ...

  • Published
    October 29, 2010

    Elizabeth Mitchell promotes education to raise income

    Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell said her first priority as governor would be to provide Mainers with the skills they need to "get back to work." Mitchell is the Democratic Party candidate in a five-way race for the Blaine House. She serves as senate president and represents the District 24 towns of Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney and Vassalboro. She said concerns about income and job insecurity drove voter ...

  • Published
    October 29, 2010

    Kevin Scott: Challenging the two-party orthodoxies

    What is Kevin Scott's vision of Maine in 2020? "One hundred percent employment, no taxes on anything, free food, no more mercury in freshwater fish," said Scott, 42, deadpan. Scott is one of three independent candidates for governor. Jokes aside, Scott, an energetic, Oxford County-native who has spent the past 12 years running an employment firm, is bursting with ideas, often prefaced by Letterman-style ...

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    October 29, 2010

    Eliot Cutler seeks to rebuild budget from ground up

    Between stops at a local boatyard and lobstermen’s forum, independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler fielded questions from VillageSoup's publisher, editors and reporters on topics ranging from the state’s budget woes to health insurance, fisheries and his status as an independent. Budget is candidate's top priority Cutler said he would not reduce government waste by looking at cutting the number of ...

  • Published
    October 29, 2010

    Shawn Moody gets down to business

    Shawn Moody fixes dents and dings for a living. And the owner of five auto collision repair shops — Moody’s Collision Centers — thinks that by employing common sense best-business practices he can also fix state government. The independent gubernatorial candidate said he decided to enter the race after the federal government started giving bailouts to big companies. "The train is off the tracks," said Moody, ...

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