Libby Mitchell gets conservationists' nod

Posted Sept. 29, 2010, at 6:13 a.m.
Democrat Libby Mitchell makes a point during a debate during a forum before seniors in Waterville, Maine, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010.  Mainers will elect a new governor 6 weeks from today.(AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)
Democrat Libby Mitchell makes a point during a debate during a forum before seniors in Waterville, Maine, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Mainers will elect a new governor 6 weeks from today.(AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

BANGOR, Maine — A nonpartisan conservation group is endorsing Democrat Libby Mitchell for Maine governor.

In its announcement in Bangor on Tuesday, the Maine League of Conservation Voters’ board President Caroline Pryor said growing Maine’s economy while protecting its resources is job No. 1. She said the best candidate to get that done is Mitchell, the league’s unanimous choice.

The league says its endorsement follows a thorough analysis of candidate records, policy positions, public statements, questionnaires and interviews by its board, which includes Republicans, Democrats and independents. It says that of the five candidates for governor, only Republican Paul LePage did not complete the questionnaire or join an interview with league board members.

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