AUGUSTA, Maine — Democrats on Friday publicized the criminal records of Republicans running for office in 2018, including state Rep. Jeff Pierce, who was convicted twice of felony drug offenses in the 1980s but said he went from a “stupid kid” to “a pillar of the community.”
Pierce of Dresden may run for a leadership role in the lower chamber if he wins re-election in November. He was the only sitting lawmaker highlighted by the Maine Democratic Party in a Friday news release that implored Republicans to ask Pierce and another candidate to drop out.
Michael Shepherd joined the Bangor Daily News in 2015 after three years as a reporter at the Kennebec Journal. A Hallowell native who now lives in Augusta, he graduated from the University of Maine in...
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