Maine's Political Pulse: The Lewiston Mayor Resigns And Rep. Golden Defends A Campaign Finance Bill

Mar 11, 2019

It’s time once again for Maine’s Political Pulse, with Irwin Gratz, Mal Leary and Steve Mistler.

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This week: the Mayor of Lewiston resigned Friday morning, following leaked text messages with racist remarks.

And Maine's newest congressman, Jared Golden is no stranger to combat. He is, after all, a former marine infantryman, who served tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Golden is also a former state legislator, so he knows about the verbal jousting that goes into lawmaking. So, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that Golden got into a verbal floor fight with the U.S. House Minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, over a campaign finance bill.

Irwin Gratz will talk about that with Mal Leary and Steve Mistler in just a bit.

But first, Steve Mistler gives us the background on Shane Bouchard's recent resignation as mayor of Lewiston.

This podcast is produced by Willis Ryder Arnold.

Originally published March 8, 2019 at 4:48 p.m. ET.