YORK, Maine – For Cape Neddick Democrat Janice Plourde, Tuesday’s election has as much to do with Donald Trump and Washington politics as it does with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills or Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.
“I’m very concerned about what’s happening in Washington,” said Plourde, who stood at the Long Sands Road entrance of York High School, holding up a bank of signs for Democratic candidates. So concerned is she that she said later in the day she may go out canvassing with husband Peter Agrafiotis, who was driving people to polls Tuesday morning.
“We always get involved, but it seems very important now,” she said. “I’ve been blown away with what Trump’s doing and I feel that we have to get reasonable people in office so, really, we can begin to take care of ourselves.”
She said she supports Mills because “her ideals are in line with my values. Social issues are very important to me, and women’s health care,” she said. “I think Mills is smart and capable, and she’ll be really good for Maine.”
Plourde has been very involved in the campaign of state Rep. Lydia Blume, a Democrat, and put in a plug for her, saying “I really like what she’s doing with coastal issues. She formed a bipartisan coastal caucus and is on the ball when it comes to issues like sea level rise.”