The Fight for the Female Vote Continues

Coming on the heals of a piece analyzing Steve Rowe’s attempt to secure the female vote two other Democratic candidates have followed suit.  As reported in an update to the Rowe article, Rosa Scarcelli will be continuing her listening tour.  The tour has three stops, titled “Breakfast of Champions”, sponsored by the Maine Women’s Policy Center.  Libby Mitchell also attended two of the “BoC” meetings.  “‘Champion’ is the word of the past two days,” Mitchell said on her Facbook page this morning. “I enjoyed a chance to attend the Maine Women’s Lobby Breakfast of Champions in Bangor yesterday morning and in Portland today. Last night I traveled to Freeport for The Maine Children’…;s Alliance “Champions for Children” celebration where I was invited to speak. I’m proud of all of the hard work being done in Maine on behalf of women and children!”  There’s more.  The Women Under Forty PAC has announced they endorse Rosa Scarcelli for governor.  The battle for the Maine’s female voters will be fierce among the Democrats and things are clearly just getting started.  Read the full release on the WUFPAC announcement after the cut.

10.08.2009 – Rosa Scarcelli, Democratic candidate for governor, has earned the endorsement of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), it was announced Thursday.

WUFPAC is a nonpartisan political action committee based in Washington, DC that supports women forty years of age and under running for state and federal public office. WUFPAC’s mission is to help elect more young women to elected office so that they have an equal voice in shaping public policy.

“Maine has a long rich tradition of electing women to public office and WUFPAC is thrilled to support Rosa’s candidacy for Governor,” said Jessica Grounds, WUFPAC President, “Given these uncertain economic times, Rosa brings proven business experience as the Chief Executive of Maine. Rosa is running an exciting grassroots campaign focusing much of her energy on reaching out to young voters in the state. We’re excited to support her in the coming months.”

Scarcelli, who just returned from a tour of northern Maine, said the endorsement comes at a time when her campaign is gaining momentum.

“We are building a campaign all across this state, reaching out to people of all ages who are ready to bring change to Augusta,” she said. “The support from WUFPAC will help get our message out, and I want to thank them for the confidence they’ve shown in me and my campaign.”

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