Traveling the largest Congressional District east of the Mississippi has gotten a whole lot easier since Bertha the RV joined the Campaign Team! (Which, by the way, I'm still looking for a new name. Go to our facebook page and give us your idea.)
The family and I this past weekend loaded back up into the RV and drove up to Fort Fairfield for the Potato Industry Dinner and Festival. I had a great talk with the LaJoie Family who was honored as Farm Family of the Year. Before I hit the Festival on Saturday, we enjoyed a great fundraiser in Presque Isle, hosted by the owners of Governor's restaurant.
Then, it was off to the Potato Blossom Festival, one of the biggest events of the year in Aroostook County and in the parade I marched alongside Senator Snowe, Senator Collins, and Republican Candidate for Governor Paul Lepage, along with local Senate Candidates Danny Deveau and Roger Sherman, and House Candidates Tyler Clark, Alex Willette, Peter Edgecomb and Jessica Chase-Smith.
After a meet the candidates BBQ, I brought Bertha back to Presque Isle to finish camping for the weekend with Tracey and the kids (and of course talk to the dozens of people who came by my campsite). As I spend so much time around Maine, I am forever reminded what a beautiful state it is, and that the people of Maine and not the government are the key to our future success.
I came home to Auburn and met with the Auburn Exchange Club at Rolandeau's Restaurant in Auburn, followed by a business roundtable in Lewiston where I learned firsthand the damages caused by over regulation.
This campaign is about listening to the people, getting to know what the issues are and talking about the best ways to move Maine forward. From Fort Fairfield, to Auburn and all the places we have traveled in between, we have heard the voice of the people opposed to national health care, opposed to bailouts, buyouts and deficit spending. I am listening and will do so in Congress.
We have 104 days left until the election. I need to get in front of as many people as possible in order to spread our message, but I need your financial support to do it. Go online today at www.levesqueforcongress.com and contribute what you can towards our mutual victory in November!