Sorensen takes on testy Baldacci


baldiMaine GOP Communications Director David Sorensen clashed with former Democratic Gov. John Baldacci over welfare reform Wednesday morning.

A clearly agitated Baldacci called into WGAN Morning News twice to defend himself against the criticism that welfare reform never happened on his watch.

Baldacci pointed out that, when he was a Congressman, he voted for the Gingrich-Clinton welfare reforms of 1996 that created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash welfare program.

But Sorensen pointed out that Baldacci never moved to implement the five-year lifetime limit on the benefit during his 8 years in the Blaine House.

Only when Republican Gov. Paul LePage presided over the GOP-controlled 125th Legislature did that provision, previously enacted by a majority of other states, take effect.

Listen to the segment here.

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Steve Robinson is the former editor of The Maine Wire and currently the executive producer of the Kirk Minihane Show. Follow him on Twitter @BigSteve207.

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