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Terry Hayes Challenges Mills and Moody to Show Up to Debates

Mills ‘calls out’ out of yet another debate. Moody is a ‘no show’ for most of them.

Over the last several weeks, Democrat Janet Mills has backed out of at least seven debates and forums including one hosted in her hometown. Republican Shawn Moody has declined to participate in at least 14 of these interviews with Maine voters.

A full list of their ‘call outs’ and ‘no shows’ is below.

“You can’t do the job if you don’t show up,” said Maine’s independent, Clean Elections candidate for Governor Terry Hayes. “The job of Governor isn’t an entry level position. Voters across Maine deserve an opportunity to interview and evaluate their choices to fill the most important job in state government at debates and forums in every corner of our state.”

Terry Hayes has committed to appearing at more general election forums and debates than either of the party nominees for Governor. Known for her strong Maine work ethic, Terry is meeting the challenge of running for Governor while also working her full-time job as State Treasurer.

“Maine voters should insist that all four of us travel to every corner of our state, that we sit or stand side by side, and that we answer their tough questions,” Hayes added. “I have never participated in a negative ad, and I never will. I will let Maine voters reach their own conclusions about applicants who ‘call out’ or ‘no show’ for the interviews.”

Earlier this week, the campaign announced the endorsements of three former Democratic lawmakers and three former Republican lawmakers. Click here to read that release.

Mills has called out and Moody has been a no show for the forums and debates hosted by these organizations across Maine:

Mills:

  1. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Farmington (Mills backed out)
  2. Greater Portland Council of Governments, Portland (Mills backed out)
  3. Maine Association of Nonprofits and the Maine Philanthropy Center, Bangor (Mills backed out)
  4. Maine Woods Products Council, Phippsburg  (Mills backed out)
  5. Maine Tourism and Hospitality Alliance, Freeport (Mills backed out)
  6. Maine School Management Association, Augusta (Mills backed out)
  7. Maine County Commissioners Association, South Portland (Mills backed out)

Moody:

  1. Maine Medical Association, Bar Harbor (Moody declined)
  2. E2Tech, Portland (Moody declined)
  3. University of Maine Machias, Machias (Moody declined)
  4. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Farmington (Moody declined)
  5. Greater Portland Council of Governments, Portland (Moody declined)
  6. Maine Association of Nonprofits and the Maine Philanthropy Center, Bangor (Moody declined)
  7. Maine Woods Products Council, Phippsburg (Moody declined)
  8. Maine Tourism and Hospitality Alliance, Freeport (Moody declined)
  9. Maine School Management Association, Augusta (Moody declined)
  10. Maine County Commissioners Association, South Portland (Moody declined)
  11. Homeless Voices for Justice, Portland (Moody declined)
  12. Seacoast Media Group, York (Moody declined)
  13. Fisheries Gubernatorial, Rockland (Moody declined)
  14. Maine Women's Policy Center, Maine Center of Economic Policy, New Ventures Maine Forum on Women's Economic Security, Portland (Moody declined)

 


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