“Each of these candidates has proven themselves as progressive leaders who will fight for a Maine where everyone has what they need, everyone contributes their fair share, and no one is left behind,” Maine People’s Alliance board member Sheryl Lee said in a prepared statement.
An endorsement from MPA could mean financial support through the groups political action committee – MPA Campaign Vote! – and manpower to canvass a district.
Democratic candidates who have received the MPA stamp of approval include: Ralph Chapman of Brooksville (House District 133), Michelle Dunphy of Old Town (House District 122), and both Rebecca Cornell Du Houx and Donna Doore, who are both competing for House District 85. In the Senate, MPA endorsed Catherine Breen of Falmouth (Senate District 25).
The MPA purports to be a non-partisan group, but it endorses primarily Democrats.
The group is actively working to support U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud, a Democrat, in his bid to become the next governor of Maine.