Friday, April 25, 2014
Former Pres. George H.W. Bush has endorsed Charlie Summers for Maine's open U.S. Senate seat.
Bush, who spends summers in Kennebunkport, said in a written statement that his fellow Republican would serve Maine well.
“Charlie Summers has exactly the kind of experience and background to be an outstanding member of the U.S. Senate. I have gotten to know him well and I have great admiration for, and faith in, his judgment and character," Bush said.
Summers called Bush a role model and said in a written statement he was honored by the endorsement.
“President Bush is the definition of a true statesman who has selflessly answered repeated calls to serve his country for more than seven decades,” Summers said. “He has long been an inspiration and role model to me, and I will try everyday to emulate his ideals, demeanor and dedication if elected. His endorsement is humbling and my family and I are appreciative of his support.”
Open Season is your guide to the 2014 campaign. Our team of political writers has its sights set on Maine’s major elections, from the Blaine House to the U.S. Capitol.
Steve Mistler is covering the 2014 governor's race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.
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Eric Russell is covering Independent Eliot Cutler during the 2014 governor's race. He is a general assignment reporter for the Portland Press Herald.
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Matt Byrne is covering Republican Paul LePage during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport for the Portland Press Herald.
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On Twitter: @mattbyrnePPH
Randy Billings is covering Democrat Mike Michaud during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Portland City Hall for the Portland Press Herald.
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On Twitter: @randybillings
Kevin Miller is covering Maine's U.S. Senate race and 1st Congressional District race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @kevinmillerdc
Michael Shepherd is covering Maine's 2nd Congressional District race. He is a news and State House reporter for the Kennebec Journal.
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On Twitter: @mikeshepherdME