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Who do you support for State Senate in Maine (District 34) in 2010?

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JC

Meddybemps, ME

#1 Oct 20, 2010
Honesty goes a long way with this candidate. Someone who has truly fought for the county
Railroaded

Winn, ME

#2 Oct 30, 2010
Sherman voted against saving the MMA railroad. Hundreds of jobs depended on it.
CountyMan

Meddybemps, ME

#3 Oct 31, 2010
Nice Lie railroaded. Without Roger Sherman the Bond would not have passed and Libby would have let it die. He fought for the County and the 1500-1700 jobs that depend on the rail. What has Patty done? Try to pin the Democrats failures on Roger
Jane

Meddybemps, ME

#4 Oct 31, 2010
Roger SAVED the rail line in Northern Maine!!!! Thank you Senator Sherman my Job depended on it. His opponent is acting like a spoiled brat.
Stew

Meddybemps, ME

#5 Oct 31, 2010
Thank you Senator Sherman for saving the railroad for Northern Maine
COMMON SENSE NEEDED

Rumford, ME

#6 Nov 1, 2010
A VOTE FOR SHERMAN IS A VOTE FOR THE COUNTY..
THE RAILROAD/BOND---I GUESS MR. GORDON HAS NEVER BOUGHT A CAR OR NEGOTIATED FOR ANYTHING IN HIS LIFE. LAST TIME I CHECKED YOU NEVER SETTLE FOR RETAIL WHEN YOU CAN GET IT FOR WHOLESALE.
County Fan

Portland, ME

#7 Nov 1, 2010
While what Senator Sherman did may have worked out okay in the end, the fact remains that he voted against the railroad deal that was reached, very nearly sinking it for good. He believes what he did was necessary, but really in hindsight it seems like his pride got right in the way. When jobs are on the line in a down economy it is not time to play these partisan games. He could have unified the county delegation in Augusta, but instead fractured it.
county native

Meddybemps, ME

#8 Nov 2, 2010
The $100M bond would have failed because there were not enough Republican votes to get to the 2/3rd needed to put the Bond on the Ballot. Senator Sherman negotiated with his own party to accept a smaller bond package to get them on board. He then had to negotiate with the Dem leadership to get them to move. He could have voted Yes on the first bond and walked away telling the voters he tried and the bond failed, instead he had a gut check moment where he told his fellow Senators I have fought for you now you are going to fight with me to save the rail. I know the man and it was not pride but instead a gritty moment that most politicians would have voted yes and walked away.
County Fan wrote:
While what Senator Sherman did may have worked out okay in the end, the fact remains that he voted against the railroad deal that was reached, very nearly sinking it for good. He believes what he did was necessary, but really in hindsight it seems like his pride got right in the way. When jobs are on the line in a down economy it is not time to play these partisan games. He could have unified the county delegation in Augusta, but instead fractured it.

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