What a great time we had in Ashland tonight. Maine Senate Candidate Peter Edgecomb and I hosted a “Meet the Candidates” night at the Ashland District School and spoke with Local citizens from Ashland, Portage, and the surrounding areas of Masardis, Nashville Plantation and Oxbow. We discussed many issues including welfare reform, Healthcare, and the big one – especially for folks in Ashland and Portage, the Bear Baiting referendum. This is a critical issue for these towns, as it will have a significant impact on them after the outcome of the November 4th election. The bear baiting referendum is being closely watched, because more than a few local townspeople rely on Bear Baiting for a major part of their livelihood. I sense a lot of support in that area, and I will continue working to represent your concrens and bring your voice to Augusta again during the next session. I appreciate your hospitality and thank you for welcoming Peter Edgecomb and myself to tonight’s meeting. I am asking for your support and your vote on Election day, and promise to do whatever is necessary, even if it means stepping on people’s toes to do the right thing for Northern Maine!