Isn’t it interesting that, when it comes to the economy, all five of the worst-performing states across the country in 2011 had state governments controlled by Republican governors. In fact, in all of New England, only Maine’s economy got smaller in 2011.

In Maine, as the election draws near, Republican candidates are running from the results their policies have inflicted on middle-class Mainers over the last two years. The facts show that Republicans’ records in Augusta have made it harder to live, work and invest in Maine.

My vote will go to Sen. Seth Goodall in Senate District 19 and Rep. Peter Kent in House District 65, Democratic legislators who have proved they work hard and effectively for education, environment, businesses and the middle class.

And when casting your votes on Nov. 6, don’t forget to vote yes on Question 1.

Polly Shaw

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