Eliot Cutler on Local Issues



Promote year-round destination tourism & cultural tourism

No industry is more important to Maine's future than tourism. It is our biggest indusĒtry at roughly $7.5 billion annually. Lasting and meaningful growth in the Maine economy--more jobs and higher inĒcomes--will be hard to come by in the absence of real growth in Maine's number one industry. On the other hand, dramatic increases in year-round, destination and cultural tourism would fuel not only annual increases in the volume of tourists but also increases in the amounts of spending per tourist visit. With increases in tourist spending will come better-paying jobs.

Unlike many of Maine's traditional industries, tourism is helped, not threatened, by new technology, and lower labor costs abroad have no impact whatsoever on its viability. The same demographics that plague us in other ways--as the oldest and fastest aging population in America--work to our advantage in tourism, as older and more affluent people across America and around the world want to travel and visit places like Maine.

Source: A State of Opportunity, by Eliot Cutler, p. 77-78 , Dec 31, 2013

Prepare Eastport for opportunity of Northern Passage

As usual, Governor LePage and Mike Michaud are each half-right and half-wrong--this time on the subject of climate change. Governor LePage still refuses to acknowledge that climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our time, that human activity is the cause of it and that we need to take more aggressive action to reduce carbon emissions, not only in Maine but also in neighboring states. Mike Michaud ought to acknowledge, as I have, that it's too late to change the fact that Eastport will soon become the closest US port to both Europe and China. Port Authority Executive Director Chris Gardner and Capt. Bob Peacock and others deserve credit for getting Eastport ready to take advantage of the opportunity that the Northern Passage presents. As governor, I will mount a concerted effort to reduce carbon emissions and just as concerted an effort to take advantage of Maine's opportunity to create more jobs.
Source: Press release on 2014 gubernatorial campaign website , Dec 5, 2013

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ME Gubernatorial:
Michael Michaud
Paul LePage
ME Senatorial:
Angus King
Scott D`Amboise
Susan Collins

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Newly-elected 2014:
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
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Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

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