Blogs and Online Opinion
November 4, 2006, Team LaMarche
Excerpt: "In Skowhegan Pat was treated like royalty on Water Street. Mary Behn and her husband, owners of Mac's Taxi, rushed out to greet Pat. Then we went to the Empire Grill, an old-style diner, where Sgt. Genness had questions for Pat. Sgt. Genness started out as an undecided voter. When we left, she was sporting a LaMarche for Governor button and offered to volunteer!"
November 1, 2006, LaMarche Bangor Office
Excerpt: "Having no health insurance creates a complicated situation, because you need to get back to work to pay the medical bills that will be arriving shortly. But, if you go back too soon and have a relapse, then you risk being out of work even longer."
October 31, 2006, LaMarche Bangor Office
Excerpt: "One of our stalwart and very creative volunteers had a serious injury to his leg while working as a self-employed carpenter. Jim Freeman had surgery to repair his badly broken left leg on Friday 10/27. He is home in Verona recovering as we write this, and has agreed to let us chart his progress as a reminder of what is happening to the uninsured."
October 31, 2006, Bangor Daily News
Excerpt: "I will be voting Green in the gubernatorial race next month. At the age of 68, and a longtime believer in the political system, it is clear to me that politics as usual has become irrelevant."
By Dick Hoyt
October 30, 2006, Findingwords.blogspot.com
Excerpt: "While Pat’s positions on the issues are very much in line with my values and with where I’d like to see our state go, it is Pat’s humanness that has ultimately won me over. Pat LaMarche is the only candiadte that I feel good voting for on a personal level."
October 26, 2006, Morning Sentinel
Excerpt: "My school is currently engaging in a project where we support and create a campaign for one of the gubernatorial candidates. The person I was assigned was LaMarche. After reading about and researching her as well as the other candidates and comparing them all, I firmly believe LaMarche is the candidate who suits Maine best."
By Duránya Freeman
October 26, 2006, MySpace.com
Excerpt: "Portland-based singer/songwriter Paul Bishop Brown is one of the thousands of young voters who are enthusiastically coming out to support Pat LaMarche. Paul has gotten so inspired that he has written a song for Pat, created artwork on his MySpace page, and put his guitar aside temporarily so that he can devote more time to getting Pat elected."
By Paul Bishop Brown
October 25, 2006, Letter to the Campaign
Excerpt: "I was so excited to learn about you and the values that motivate you to serve. You referred to three of my political heroes: Angus King, James Longley and most of all
Margaret Chase Smith. I am going off to work tomorrow so excited about the potential of you becoming the Governor of Maine. No doubt you have my vote and anyone else that I can influence before the election."
By Margo Smith (Auburn, ME)
October 22, 2006, Letter to the Campaign
Excerpt: "This is the first time in my life that I have felt this strongly about an election to contact a candidate. But I feel that it is past the time that changes need to be made. Thank you for giving the people a real choice and for your convictions on these issues."
By Peter Aucoin (Dedham, ME)
October 15, 2006, Letter to the Campaign
Excerpt: "The UK's National Health Service is at the centre of the British psyche in determining what makes us proud to be Brits. I'm sure that Mainers, proud of their state, their independent streak and also their inherent good-neighbourliness, will also be innately proud of a universal health care scheme."
By Bernard Hope (Ellsworth, ME)
October 3, 2006, Bangor Daily News
Excerpt: "With strong leadership, and with the enlightened self-interest of our business community, civic and spiritual leaders, and health care practitioners, we can provide health care for every Mainer."
By Patricia LaMarche
October 1, 2006, Kennebec Journal
Excerpt: "No matter how much legal hairsplitting the candidates, their representatives and their parties throw at us, the ads aired by both the Republican Governors' Association and the Maine Democratic Party on behalf of, respectively, Chandler Woodcock and Gov. John Baldacci are about trashing their opponents and electing one of those guys governor of Maine. Plain and simple."
September 15, 2006, Portland Phoenix About Town
Excerpt: "A Pat LaMarche campaign ad was posted on YouTube.com yesterday...LaMarche is the only Maine gubernatorial candidate with any videos posted on YouTube. But that's not why she has called the ad 'Only One Candidate In Maine.' Take a look..."
September 12, 2006, Morning Sentinel
Excerpt: "With Woodcock's obvious acceptance of ads running on his behalf from the Republican Governors' Association and Baldacci not true to his word, the only real choice for governor is Pat LaMarche, running clean, running strong and working to make Maine a place that all citizens matter."
By Lester M. Timofeev
September 9, 2006, MaineToday.com
Excerpt: "While most of the candidates for Governor have been goofing around all summer, either trying to get their name changed or leveling charges and counter charges at their opponents, one candidate has stuck to talking about the issues. Pat LaMarche, the Green-Independent has laid out her plans to cut taxes; fix the healthcare disaster by creating a universal healthcare system in Maine; and create a medical school in Maine. I am a lifelong Democrat, never voted for any candidate who was not a Democrat but this year I'm voting for LaMarche for Governor."
August 26, 2006, ThirdPartyWatch.com
Excerpt: "Democrat Christopher F. Miller has announced his support and endorsement for Pat LaMarche for Governor in November. Miller ran as a Democratic candidate and got 24% of the vote against incumbent governor John Baldacci in the June primary election....This is why I'm perhaps the only self-identified libertarian who supports optional public financing for elections. I'm against restricting free speech through contributions, but in support of public funding... Pat LaMarche has instant credibility because she has access to the resources reqired to run a legitiate campaign. Kudos to her and the people of Maine. "Clean Elections," as it is in ME, is far from perfect, but I would take it any day over the current system."
August 25, 2006, Bangor Daily News
Excerpt: "The Veterans Health Administration is a shining example of what Single Payer Health Care (a single national health plan) could and should be. The Democrats still have time to do the right thing, to put a Ken Kizer in charge. If they don't, perhaps a new Green Independent governor will have the honor of creating a cost-effective and high-quality single-payer health system for Maine."
By Bob Lodato, M.D.
August 23, 2006, Portland Press Herald
Excerpt: "Comments on the AD WATCH analysis of the effectiveness and accuracy of Pat LaMarche's "Fair Return" ad (calling for a 1% tax on profits from companies that sell the clean water whose purity was paid for by Mainers)."
By Reader Comments
August 14, 2006, Morning Sentinel
Excerpt: "The striking thing about Maine's race for the Blaine House shaping up for November regarding the two major parties is the similarities. Republican Chandler Woodcock and Democrat "Imperial" John Baldacci are two sides of the same coin, particularly when it comes to taxation issues."
By Mark Tardif
July 27, 2006, Morning Sentinel
Excerpt: "At this point, Maine's gridlocked state government needs the infusion of a progressive agenda. If things are going to be as bad as Democrats claim if Woodcock wins and vice versa, a new alternative can't have anything but upside. I'll vote for the fresh thinking, pro-economic growth and sensible tax policy candidate, Green Independent nominee Pat LaMarche."
By Mark Tardif
June 21, 2006, Portland Phoenix
Excerpt: "Among the five Big Things about the recent primary election (and a recent Critical Insights poll) that were missed or underemphasized by what we old-timers of the alternative press tenderly call the "straight" press: Pat LaMarche potentially has broad support."
By Lance Tapley
May 23, 2006, Ballot Access News
Excerpt: "Pat LaMarche, Green Party candidate for Governor of Maine, has submitted the 2,500+ small contributions, and the corresponding paperwork, to receive $1,400,000 in public funding. This is in accordance with Maines "clean elections" system, which does not discriminate for or against anyone because of political party affiliation."
By Johnny Lai
It's time for fiscal
Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Harsh Winter Blog
Excerpt: "It's time we got a legislature and a governor who's willing to reform, rather than react. Who are willing to be leaders, rather than lackadaisical. Who are willing to throw themselves into the fray, rather than simply follow. In short, we desperately need profound change in Augusta in every part of government, because few incumbents seem to realize the economic crisis we're in."
Sunday, January 29, 2006, FutureGeek.blogspot.com
Excerpt: "Pat is running for Governor of Maine. I had the chance to meet her when she and David Cobb were campaigning during the 2004 presidential election. They were the Green candidates. One of many special things about Pat was her insistence on staying at homeless and women's shelters during that trip. Talk about bringing the message to the people!"
January 19, 2006, Magic City Morning Star
Excerpt: "Hello, I am Pat LaMarche. On December 8th I announced that I would like to be Governor of Maine. As soon as I made that declaration, I was asked some truly excellent questions. The most important question asked was "why?" "Why do you want to be Governor, what would you do?" This question is huge because the content must be correct and the response would naturally cover so many topics. That makes it hugely important as well as gigantic in size. So I decided to write to you because I want help with the answer."
By Pat LaMarche (letter to the editor)
Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Portland Press Herald
Excerpt: "The coming election should be all about different ideas about how to move Maine to a better way of life," says Pete, a reader from Freeport, Maine, "because right now we are in deep trouble with little to look forward to under the current administration other than useless 'blue ribbon commissions' to endlessly examine the problems that keep Maine from moving ahead and more and more 'fees' to prop up mindless social spending. If Ms. LaMarche can provide insight and suggestions, that should help."
Wednesday, December 14, 2005, AsMaineGoes.com
Excerpt: "Whether it is by politically calculated design or whether it's a true shift in Green politics in Maine is debatable but LaMarche stands to draw off as many conservative votes as she drawing votes from the left. I think she'll be a problem for both Baldacci and who ever wins the Republican primary."
Thursday, December 8, 2005, AsMaineGoes.com
Excerpt: "If Baldi is the best, and in such a 'strong position', why are they attacking LaMarche...?"
"The fact that Colwell is even attacking the Green candidate in public proves to me that the Democrats are worried. And they should be!"