Guiliani campaigns for Scontras in Maine

Posted Sept. 10, 2010, at 2:45 p.m.

FALMOUTH, Maine — Campaigning for Republican congressional hopeful Dean Scontras, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is likening Maine Democrat Chellie Pingree to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Giuliani called the first-term congresswoman a “complete alter ego” of Pelosi who votes with her most of the time. He said a vote for Pingree “is a vote for Nancy Pelosi.”

Scontras, who’s hoping to unseat Pingree, met Giuliani last month in New York. On Thursday, Giuliani joined Scontras for a fundraiser at a country club in Falmouth.

Lisa Prosienski, Pingree’s campaign manager, said the campaign is not about Pelosi. She says the election “is about the Maine people and the Maine values that Chellie represents.”

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