ROCKLAND â€“ Climb aboard the Paul LePage Whistle Stop Express to help get Maine on the right track. LePage, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, will be making three whistle stops Saturday, July 24 in Wiscasset, Brunswick and Bath to speak to the public about his plan to turn the state in a new direction.
The Whistle Stop Express is geared toward raising campaign funds, but its primary mission is to get LePageâ€™s message out to voters â€“ be they Republicans, Democrats, Green Independents or Unenrolled voters â€“ that Maine needs change.
Come to the train stops in these Midcoast communities to hear LePageâ€™s strategy for reviving Maineâ€™s weak economy through reform of the stateâ€™s tax system, general assistance (welfare program), government regulations, education and more.
Congressional Republican candidate Dean Scontras, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, for the 1st District seat, will also be aboard the train and will speak at each whistle stop.
The Maine Eastern Railroad excursion train leaves the Rockland Train Station, located at 4 Union St., at 9 a.m. Boarding begins at 8:30 a.m. Candidates will present their views to citizens who gather at each whistle stop. The first stop will be at 10:15 a.m. in Wiscasset. At 11:30 a.m., the train arrives in Brunswick, where LePage and Scontras will communicate their campaign goals. The train then leaves Brunswick bound for Bath. The train arrives in Bath at 12:45 p.m., and departs for Rockland a half-hour later. The train is scheduled to arrive in Rockland at 2:45 p.m.
For tickets and information on the train ride, call campaign headquarters at 877-7616 or visit www.asmainegoes.com and click on the advertisement for information on purchasing tickets.
Contact Name: Gordon Colby
Telephone Number: (207)832-7282