Title

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece about the long tradition of campaign contrib

Authors

Al Diamon

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

11-29-2001

Pages

5

Abstract

"Politics and Other Mistakes" piece about the long tradition of campaign contributions being foolishly spent by Maine political candidates and how the Maine Clean Elections Act should help protect contributors in the future, as evidenced by the state Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices' decision regarding Loren Bailey, an unsuccessful state Senate candidate, who was ordered to refund over $4,133.89 in public campaign money and to pay $1,423 in penalties for having misused the funds. With a piece critical of Jon Reisman of Cooper, a former 2nd District congressional candidate, who objected to the use federal money to subsidize passenger rail service between Portland and Boston for to meet the commuter needs of "southern Maine yuppies." Diamon reminds Reisman that northern Mainers also benefit from subsidized roads and bridges that hardly benefit southern Mainers.

Subjects

Campaign funds, Loren J Bailey, Jonathan B Reisman

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