Call to reject out-of-state “cash bashing” in Maine elections

Candidates Statement Rejecting “Campaign Cash Bashing from Away”

In Maine, we define our challenges and choose able leaders to meet them through civil political campaigns. Most Americans admire our fair and frugal campaign rules and strong voter turnout. But some from away try to buy our elections by funding communications that misrepresent Maine candidates. These out-of-state big check writers wield significant but anonymous influence. Their trash floods into our state in the final days of campaigns when there is little opportunity to confront the damage. This misleads Maine voters. As candidates standing to represent our communities in Augusta, we reject such “cash bashing” from away. We will work together to defeat this damaging mischief. We call on Maine media and all citizens to join us in this common cause.

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Brian Hubbell, September 10, 2012