Maine candidate for governor airs radio ad in French

The Associated Press
Posted May 25, 2010, at 7:33 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s seven Republican and four Democratic gubernatorial candidates are trying their best to reach out to prospective voters before the June 8 primaries. One of them hopes she’s speaking the language of Maine’s Franco-American voters.

Democrat Rosa Scarcelli is airing a 60-second radio ad in French. It’s being broadcast every Sunday on “La Revue Francais,” a program on WEZR in Lewiston. Narrated in French, the ad highlights Scarcelli’s agenda of growing jobs and making state government more efficient.

Scarcelli says she did the ad to “speak directly to Franco voters.”

Nearly 23 percent of Mainers indicated their ethnic origin as either French or French Canadian in the 2000 census. printed on August 22, 2017