- Maine Republican Party
The Maine GOP is noted for its historically strong state College Republican federation. Other affiliate groups include the Maine Federation of Republican Women and the Maine Federation of Young Republicans.
The Maine Republican Party controls the governor's office and holds a majority in both the Maine Senate and Maine House of Representatives. It also holds both U.S. Senate seats.
Members of Congress
- Governor: Paul Lepage
- President of the Senate: Kevin Raye
- Senate Majority Leader: Jonathan Courtney
- Speaker of the House: Robert "Bob" Nutting
- House Majority Leader: Philip Curtis
It caused a stir during its 2010 convention when the historically moderate party passed a radical platform supported by "Tea Party" activists. The new platform calls for the elimination of the US Department of Education and the Federal Reserve board, the rejection of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a freeze and prohibition on stimulus spending, and the prosecution of perpetrators of the global warming myth. It also demands a“return to the principles of Austrian Economics,” and the assertion that “not a right” but “a service” that can be addressed only by using “market based solutions.” Indeed, the platform says,"The principles upon which the Republican Party was founded, to which we as Citizens seek return, and to which we demand our elected representatives abide, are summarized as follows:
- The Constitutions, both State and Federal, are the framework to which any and all legislation must adhere.
- State sovereignty must be regained and retained on all issues specifically relegated to the States by the constitution.
- National sovereignty shall be preserved and retained as dominant over any attempted unconstitutional usurpations of such by international treaty.
- It is the responsibility and duty, of “We the People”, to educate both ourselves and others; to demand honest elections free of corruption, and to hold our elected officials to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and loyalty to the constitution.
- Maine Republican Party
- Maine College Republicans
- Maine Federation of Republican Women
- Maine Federation of Young Republicans
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