Mills, Moody and Hayes spar over ads, integrity in final debate

PORTLAND, Maine — In the last debate of the 2018 Maine gubernatorial race, Democrat Janet Mills looked to sow doubt among women about Republican Shawn Moody, while he asked her to apologize for an attack ad, and independent Terry Hayes defended her often-reproached run.

The three candidates in the race to replace Gov. Paul LePage — whose eventful tenure hangs over the race on policy and politics — had their liveliest debate of the cycle on Thursday as they looked to make their final cases to Maine voters ahead of Tuesday’s election.

More than a dozen previous debates have been marked largely by cordiality. That changed on Thursday at a debate hosted by WGME and the Bangor Daily News amid a week of escalating attacks in TV ads between the party candidates and their allies.

To read the rest of “Mills, Moody and Hayes spar over ads, integrity in final debate,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Michael Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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