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In 2010, politics and government in Maine changed dramatically. The Mayor of Waterville and General Manager of Marden’s, Paul LePage, rode a wave of Tea Party energy and anger to win first the Republican Primary and then the General Election for governor of Maine.

LePage won with only 38% of the vote, but that was enough in a three-way race where Democratic candidate Libby Mitchell and independent Eliot Cutler split the more-moderate vote.

There is a great deal at stake for Maine families in the 2014 election. The outcome this November will determine
the direction of the state for at least the next four years. Will Maine finally accept federal funds under the Affordable Care Act and expand health coverage to tens
of thousands of Mainers? Will Maine’s minimum wage be increased for the first time in over four years and lift Maine workers and their families out of poverty?