News from October 2012
Previous month's news
Days remaining until the election (11/06/12).
- KCDC Headquarters is in Rockland at 66 Maverick Street, directly across the street from Hannaford's.
Our regular hours are:
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 - 3:00
- Sunday: Noon - 5:00
The HQ phone is 594-0075.
Thursdays we are often open until 8:00 p.m. for phone-banking.
We have lawn signs for local and national candidates, bumper stickers, lapel pins, and candidate literature.
Volunteers are always needed to participate in the phone banks, prepare mailings and get-out-the-vote (GOTV). Contact Bonnie: 594-9263 or email .
- Lawn Signs are vulnerable to high wind damage.
Please consider taking yours in during the height of the impending storm, and putting them back afterward.
- It Doesn't Take Moderation according to our favorite Republican, David Brooks, who writes in this thoughtful NYTimes OpEd (10/16) "Rules for Craftsmen". His ten rules are especially pertinent to considering our 3-way race for U.S. Senate.
...let’s think carefully about what sort of leader it would take to break through the partisan dysfunction and make Washington work.
First, it doesn’t take moderation. It’s important to distinguish between moderation and pragmatism. Ted Kennedy was nobody's definition of a moderate, yet he had the ability to craft large and effective compromises on issues ranging from immigration to education and health care...
Nine more rules here...
- Romney's Tax Plan. This site has a detailed explanation of how the Romney-Ryan tax plan is able to cut taxes by $5 trillion without exploding the deficit or requiring tax hikes on the middle class.
- Nick Snow 1926 -2012 has crossed the bar. A stalwart Democrat, KCDC member, and long-time chair of the South Thomaston town committee, Nick passed away peacfully at home on October 3. Village Soup has an account of his long and fascinating life.
- Maria Millard was evacuated to PenBay Hospital from Maiden Cliff after a serious fall in a climbing accident on Tuesday afternoon. Maria has been working with Lloyd Chase and other Democratic house candidates in the mid-coast, under the umbrella of the Maine House Democratic Campaign Committee. The BDN articles are here (10/02) and here (10/03).
Our sincere wishes for a speedy recovery, Maria.
- Lots of meet-the-candidates events in October.
Friday, October 12th: House Party for Representative Chuck Kruger. Please join us for wine, light refreshments and conversation in Thomaston.
We’ll have yard signs available, and Chuck will be available to answer any questions you might have.
This is not a fundraising event. RSVP to Jonathan and Dena Davis at 354-0614 or email
Bill and Barbara Bentley invite Hope voters to meet Ed Mazurek, Lloyd Chase and Roger Moody on Sunday, October 28, at their home; 546 Hatchet Mtn Road. RSVP by 10/26 to 763-3014 or email.
Check our calendar for more October events.