Crown Politics

Maine governor’s race takes a nasty turn ahead of the final debate

Good morning from Augusta. Maine’s gubernatorial candidates will share a debate stage for the final time on Thursday evening in a race marked so far by mostly amiable in-person meetings — which may change tonight after the race took a negative turn on Wednesday.

Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat, released an ad hitting Republican Shawn Moody on his 2006 settlement with a former employee alleging gender discrimination. The New York Times quoted the former employee in a story last month, but Mills avoided mentioning it in person until now.

On the airwaves, Republicans defended Moody with an ad aimed at women. They have focused on a plea deal between Mills’ office and a former sheriff’s deputy accused of sex crimes against teenagers — without mentioning that he was found not guilty of two charges while a jury deadlocked on 20 others.

To read the rest of “Maine governor’s race takes a nasty turn ahead of the final debate,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Michael Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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