Live Tweets from Brunswick GOP US Senate Candidate Forum

Posted on May 2, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

(Tweets via Maine’s Majority, Matthea Daughtry, KippyRudy, Sarah DeLage, Dirigo Blue, Prof. Amy Fried, Citizennews aka Lyle, and me) Photo courtesy of Sarah DeLage.

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
We are at the GOPforME event in Brunswick. Phil Harriman is moderating. Wonder if they will actually ask new questions tonight!#mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority

Phil Harriman is introducing the candidates tonight. #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
1st question to Poliquin on vets: “it’s my belief that vets like other Americans are concerned about our debt” Topic switcher! #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Poliquin didn’t answer the question about what he would do for veterans but highlights that he didn’t serve. #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Scott D’Amboiss believes in humanitarian aid to foreign countries who are in crisis but doesn’t want it to be ongoing. #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
So far on both veterans issues and foreign aid, the theme is fiscal responsibility. #GOPSenate #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Plowman: “we have turned our tax rebate system into another entitlement system.” #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Plowman says Sussman is hiding his money off shores. Says he doesn’t pay ME taxes & is robbing the state…fact check someone? #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
First question that each candidate has been asked to answer: what are your thoughts on the partisanship in gov’t? #mepolitics#GOPSenate

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Bennett: “we aren’t a country deeply divided. We are closely divided and most of the time Americans just want common sense.”#mepolitics

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia
Question to Poliquin about hyperpartisan politics. Says he has an example of him being bi-partisan. HA! He is waving the trim…#mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Bruce Poliquin brought props! The oak trim club is back! Where is his constitution? #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
6 GOP candidates answering questions for the Brunswick GOP For ME forum. #mepolitics http://pic.twitter.com/6FgT1IXy

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
“@GrowingUpJulia: Question to Poliquin about hyperpartisan politics. HA! He is waving the trim… That should be a drink clue!#mepolitics”

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Plowman discussing her record of reaching across the aisle. Considers Dems her friends. Threw Seth Goodall a baby shower. #mepolitics

Sarah Delage ‏ @sarahdelage
People taking the most hits in this GOP forum: Angus King and reporters. I could be in worse company I suppose. #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Schneider and Plowman are highlighting their record in Augusta and how they have both worked to be bipartisan. #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
At GOP forum in Brunswick Bill Schneider tells story about working with Angus as Gov to show hyperpartisanship in Maine. #mepolitics#mesen

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia
@sarahdelage Amen!

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Summers: “I consider a good day when you are not getting shot at!” #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Plowman doesn’t believe in any energy supplements from the Government. #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@MainesMajority @KippyRudy Tweet away m’dears; got headphones blasting FooFighters & Storify on! Gimme whatcha got#mepolitics #mesen #megop

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Hook me up a new revolution Cause this one is a lie We sat around laughing and watched the last one die #megop platform? #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Plowman: jobs are way out of poverty, but programs encourage people to stay on aid. But no details on how govt can build jobs.#mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Poliquin: “I’m from Waterville so I can’t imagine being pure in anything!” oh really? Now ain’t that the heart of it… #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue

@sarahdelage The usual hashtag is #mesen No distinction by party

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@MainesMajority Plowman is repeating what she read in the MaineWire today #mepolitics

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia
Only GOPforME debate that has gotten lots of press is Brunswick. Guess everyone else didn’t want to drive to Presque Isle?? = )#mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@sarahdelage And welcome to the #mepolitics universe!

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Summers: “I used to get paid by the word and I liked to get paid so I can go on and on!” #mepolitics

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia
@DirigoBlue GASP! No surprise there… #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@GrowingUpJulia Already with the piece of oak trim? Time to give Poliquin’s prop a name #mepolitics #namethattrim

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@GrowingUpJulia Or Bangor #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Scott D’Amboise just said he is a 2nd Amendment guy– I love when he talks about this. #mesen #mepolitics

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia

@DirigoBlue Seriously! Definitely time to give Bruce’s prop a name. What about Clubby? The fury of Gilman? Poliquin’s woody??#mepolitics

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia

@DirigoBlue true! Or Camden! #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Rick Bennett says we need to put an intense priority on approving domestic drilling and also look at all other energy options.#mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Rick Bennett on energy: I support everything that will give us independence. Says Obama admin delays permits. #mesen#mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority

Summers says we should repeal Obamacare. Crowd cheers. Now we dare you to give a solution not rhetoric. #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Charlie Summers is on message tonight, more assertive and inserting tough talk when he can. #mesen #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Plowman: “The constitution is not a living breathing document that is subject to change based on society.” here we go again… #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Phil Harriman using new questions tonight! One to Schneider on USPS. Now if we had questions to distinguish candidates.#mepolitics #mesen

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
D’Amboise supports voter ID cards. #mesen #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
D’Amboise is 4 voter ID. Says everyone should have an ID. Catch is that ID programs cost state LOTS &disenfranchise minorities.#mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Question to Brucey again about bipartisanship. Is he going to wave the oak trim/club again??? #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Poliquin oak trim nicknames: My Lil Tax Break, Bruce’s Wood Lot, The Artful Dodger, Poliquin Forest Management Plan? #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority

Plowman on limiting # of rounds in magazine due 2 Giffords shooting. “I have 17 rounds in my handgun & I like it” #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
D’Amboise says the 2012 election is the most important in history. Agreed. But for different reasons! #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@andiparkinson2 Poliquin Prop-erty, It’s Proptastastic, Propsanity. #mepolitics

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia

Fantastic!! RT @ASFried: @andiparkinson2 Poliquin Prop-erty, It’s Proptastastic, Propsanity. #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Poliquin: “I am a very principled person…I will do exactly what I say I’m going to do.” #mepolitics #mesen

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Plowman, common sense is a person who cleans the bathroom and prepares the night’s dinner before she leaves in the morning. #mepolitics

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia
@Kippyrudy We may need to add a cue to the drinking game for Bruceys oak club. #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@Kippyrudy Plowman cooks dinner in the morning? Huh. #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Hot Potato question to Summers!! Asked how do you balance your campaigning with being a constitutional officer. #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Have to get rid of Central Maine Power then. @Kippyrudy: Bennett on energy: I support everything that will give us independence. #mepolitics

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Next question is to @BennettforMaine about whether he likes #LePage Says he has a different style but admires his honesty. #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Bennett: LePage exhibits respect!! Oh, Rick, that one hurts… #mepolitics #mesen

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
@ASFried so the kids have dinner even when she is still working that evening. I’m guilty of that one too, but garlic never as good at 5:30am

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia
Poliquin on how he differs from other candidates: “I’m shorter! And I’m not a career politician.” #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
That is funny @Kippyrudy: Bennett: LePage exhibits respect!! Oh, Rick, that one hurts… #mepolitics #mesen

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@ASFried @MainesMajority @Kippyrudy Never ever eat anything w/Hollandaise sauce at Chez Plowman! #mepolitics #mesen #botulism

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
Plowman: “We should have a standing militia to protect ourselves from the government.” #mepolitics

Lyle ‏ @Citizensnews
Who Commands that? @MainesMajority: Plowman: “We should have a standing militia to protect ourselves from the government.” #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@MainesMajority And with that, Plowman is the most tea party of them all. #mepolitics

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Plowman belongs to ‘feminist for life’ to fight when women have no choice but to abort. Now anti abortion is pro-choice? #mesen #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@MainesMajority If only there were follow-ups Sen Plowman please explain 18th & 21st Amendments #mepolitics #mesen

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@Kippyrudy Perhaps @BennettforMaine has a sim management style Get on board or get out of the way! #mepolitics #mesen

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Does Plowman, calling for militia, know that her sacred Constitution defines treason to be ‘levying war against the US’? #mepolitics #mesen

Kippy Rudy ‏ @Kippyrudy
Plowman: Angus is no independent. But he is strongest candidate in race. #mesen #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@MainesMajority Did D’Amboise cite part of Constitution that requires Americans to have a photo ID? #mepolitics #mesen

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority
@DirigoBlue nope


Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority

Bennett to audience of GOPforME: “I thank you all for coming out to our group therapy session!” #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
Live Tweets from Brunswick GOP US Senate Candidate Forum http://www.dirigoblue.com/2012/05/live-tweets-from-brunswick-gop-us-senate-candidate-forum/ via @DirigoBlue #mepolitics #mesen

Matthea Daughtry ‏ @GrowingUpJulia
That is perfect!!! RT “@DirigoBlue: @GriffinClubMerv @kippyrudy Methinks more simply “BeechClub” #mepolitics”

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@GrowingUpJulia Although “The Gilman Club” – said thru clenched teeth as if ordering a gin-tonic – has a certain cachet #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
I second @BruceforMaine’s fave prop to be nicknamed BeechClub #mepolitics #mesen

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
@ASFried Would Plowman require all able bodied males to buy a gun in order to create this militia? #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue
Thurston Howell the 3rd, on what he misses most since being marooned: “The Gilman Club” #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
D’Amboise, drop those coconuts! #mepolitics #mesen

Maine Politics ‏ @MainePolitics

Dirigo Blue: Live Tweets from Brunswick GOP US Senate Candidate Forum http://bit.ly/JVUJAr #mepolitics

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
Ann Romney just sent me an email about going to the ME Republican convention for the “Unity Slate.” Why Ann and not Mitt? #mepolitics

Gerald Weinand ‏ @DirigoBlue

@ASFried Saturday is going to be a lot of fun #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@ASFried Robot Romney in sleep mode? One wonders if he sees Ann as a corporation- arguments hostile takeovers? Hmm

Amy Fried ‏ @ASFried
@andiparkinson2 It’s either that women get emails from Ann or they think she’s more motivating for everyone!

Maine’s Majority ‏ @MainesMajority

Well folks that’s all for tonight! #mepolitics

Andrea Parkinson ‏ @andiparkinson2
@GrowingUpJulia @MainesMajority @Kippyrudy @sarahdelage Thx for great #mesen coverage tonight! #mepolitics

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