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Mills campaign announces endorsement from Brennan

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FARMINGTON, Maine — Today, the Janet Mills for Governor campaign announced the biggest endorsement to date in the Democratic primary: Former Attorney General and Governor, Joe Brennan.

“I am honored today to endorse Attorney General Janet Mills for Governor of Maine. I know firsthand that serving as Attorney General is the best possible preparation for any Governor, and Janet Mills will hit the ground running,” said Brennan. “On scores of issues, Janet has passed key legislation or won critical lawsuits to protect the vulnerable and temper the powerful. She’s taken on Donald Trump, Paul LePage, Wall Street, Big Pharma, and Big Tobacco – and won. A lifelong Democrat, a founder of the Maine Women’s Lobby, a person known and respected in all corners of Maine, Janet Mills will lead Maine with character, compassion and dignity.”

Mills said she was deeply honored to receive Governor Brennan’s support. “As Governor, Joe Brennan was a strong voice for environmental protection, a staunch opponent of discrimination and hatred, and a powerful ally to Maine families and working people,” said Mills. “I’m humbled to have his endorsement.”

The Mills campaign also announced the endorsements of more than 70 current and former state legislators from across Maine. “As a State Senator, I’ve seen first hand how Janet gets things done — standing up to special interests, building coalitions, and fighting every day for Maine people,” said State Senator Dawn Hill of Cape Neddick. “Just as important, Janet is the only Democratic candidate with a track record of winning elections in the Second Congressional District; she’s by far our best chance to take back the Blaine House.”

The full list of legislative endorsements is below.

Name Position Town/City
Michael Carpenter State Senator Houlton
Susan Deschambault State Senator Biddeford
Geoff Gratwick State Senator Bangor
Dawn Hill State Senator York
Dave Miramant State Senator Camden
Jim Dill State Senator Old Town
Robert Alley State Representative Beals
Dillon Bates State Representative Westbrook
Barbara Cardone State Representative Bangor
Jen DeChant State Representative Bath
Donna Doore State Representative Augusta
Bob Duchesne State Representative Old Town
Aaron Frey State Representative Bangor
Gay Grant State Representative Gardiner
George Hogan State Representative Old Orchard Beach
John Martin State Representative Eagle Lake
Roland Martin State Representative Sinclair
Catherine Nadeau State Representative Winslow
Anne Perry State Representative Calais
Lois Reckett State Representative So. Portland
John Schneck State Representative Bangor
Bettyann Sheats State Representative Auburn
Denise Tepler State Representative Topsham
Maureen Terry State Representative Gorham
Mick Devin State Representative Newcastle
Danny Martin State Representative Sinclair
Barbara Trafton Former State Senator Auburn
Lynn Bromley Former State Senator South Portland
Ted Koffman Former State Senator Bar Harbor
Stan Gerzofsky Former State Senator Brunswick
Peggy Pendleton Former State Senator Scarborough
Anne Rand Former State Senator Portland
Deb Simpson Former State Senator Auburn
Nancy Sullivan Former State Senator Biddeford
Sharon Treat Former State Senator Farmingdale
Dick Trafton Former State Senator Auburn
Judy Paradis Former State Senator Frenchville
Elizabeth Schneider MacTaggart Former State Senator Orono
Emily Cain Former State Senator Orono
Margaret Craven Former State Senator Lewiston
Bonnie Titcomb Lewis Former State Senator Casco
Herb Adams Former State Representative Portland
Larry Bliss Former State Representative South Portland
John Brautigam Former State Representative Falmouth
Patsy Crockett Former State Representative Augusta
Tim Driscoll Former State Representative Westbrook
Bruce MacDonald Former State Representative Boothbay
Ann Peoples Former State Representative Westbrook
Leila Percy Former State Representative Phipsburg
Peter Rines Former State Representative Wiscasset
Larry Sirois Former State Representative Turner
Nancy Smith Former State Representative Monmouth
Patricia Sutherland Former State Representative Chapman
Mike Carey Former State Representative Lewiston
Henry Beck Former State Representative Waterville
Josh Plante Former State Representative Berwick
Jackie Lundeen Former State Representative Mars Hill
Rita Melendy Former State Representative Rockland
Linda McKee Former State Representative Wayne
John Piotti Former State Representative Unity
Ed Pellon Former State Representative Machias
Paul Gilbert Former State Representative Jay
Sonya Sampson Former State Representative Auburn
Jane Eberle Former State Representative South Portland
Mike Lajoie Former State Representative Lewiston
Steve Lovejoy Former State Representative Portland
Richard Wagner Former State Representative Lewiston
Helen Rankin Former State Representative Hiram
David Van Wie Former State Representative New Gloucester
Jeremy Saxtion Former State Representative Harpswell
Anna Blodget Former State Representative Augusta
Thomas Watson Former State Representative Bath

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