AUGUSTA — A few hundred tea party activists attended a rally today in Augusta where they were urged to vote out the current Washington insiders.

Speakers also railed against the newly enacted health care law, taxes and big government during the gathering in Capitol Park in front of Maine’s State House. Rallies were also held in northern Maine and an evening one’s to be held in Portland.

In Augusta, Garrett Lear dressed as a Colonial pastor as he told the cheering crowd that America’s elected officials are acting like nobility.

“Someone has stolen my country and I want her back,” he thundered.

The rally was marked by colorful flags and many of those attending carried signs expressing dissatisfaction with the government.