PORTLAND, Maine — The political red meat was bleeding through the walls at a Portland hotel Monday night, as the president’s eldest son boosted for the Maine Republican Party.
“The economy right now is so good,” Donald Trump Jr. could be heard telling the crowd of party faithful who’d paid $100 and more per plate to attend the private fundraiser.
Muffled applause punctuated the talk of Democrats’ “oppressive taxation” and the need to “get out” the vote that was audible from the hallway outside the closed event.
State Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn — whose longshot challenge to independent U.S. Sen. Angus King was the event’s headline cause — said he was “very excited” to welcome a member of the Trump family to Maine.
He was joined in doing so by congressional candidate Mark Holbrook, outgoing Gov. Paul LePage and other party leaders — although not Rep. Bruce Poliquin or GOP gubernatorial nominee Shawn Moody.