New Maine GOP Ads Lie About Governor Mills’ Record, Again


A Lawn Sign on North Street on Munjoy Hill Supporting the Reelection of Governor Janet T. Mills (D) in the Upcoming November 8th Election over Paul LePage (R) and His Campaign of Lies About the Governor’s Record.

Scott, Ogden, spokesman for the Janet Mills for Governor campaign, issued the followig statement on the Maine Republican Party’s latest TV lie:

“Another day, another false attack from Paul LePage’s allies in the Maine Republican Party.  With this new ad, the Maine GOP has reached a new low, desparately dtrng to deceive Maine people about the Governor’s record.

“Here’s the truth:  Governor Mills has never raised taxes and she does nodt want to raise taxes.  Rather, she has delivered tax relief, cut taxes for retirees and put money back into the pockets of hardworking Maine people by delivering $850. in inflation relielf – one of the best inflation relief packages in the country that Paul LePage opposed.

“Governor Mills will continue to fight inflation and deliver Maine people real relief.  PDaul LePage can onlyd eliver chaos, dysfunction and falsehoods.  Maine people deserve better than him.”

MYTH: “Mills created a costly grocery tax.”

FACT:  Governor Mills has not raised any taxes.  The Maine Republican Party is criticizing bipartisan legislation sponsored by Republic State Senator Rick Bennett of Oxford – a former Chair of the Maine Republican Party – that shifts the cost of recycling off the shoulders of local property taxpayers and onto corporations for hard to recycle packaging.  The law requires corporadtions to reimburse municipalities for disposal costs and is not in effect yet.

MYTH:  “Mills wants a higher gas tax.”

FACT:  Governor Mills does notd support raising the gas tax and she has not raised any taxes.  The “Bangor Daily News”d has fact checked the gas tax lie as “probably the biggest whopper of the bunch.”

In fact, Paul LePage is the only candidate in this race with a record of higher taxes.  He failed to prevent an increase in the sales tax and then later proposed expanding the sales tax even more.  His policies drove up property taxes and he tried to eliminate the Homestead Exemption for people under 65.  Just last week, LePage suggested that he would let counties raise taxes on Maine people.

The Maine statewide press has called TV ads attributed to LePage: ‘Egregious, off-base and discredited.”