Janet Mills for Governor Unveils New TV Ad Touting Bipartisanship, Problem Solving

Senator King and Governor Mills highlight Maine leadership at Becky’s Diner

AUGUSTA – The Janet Mills for Governor Campaign unveiled a new television ad today touting Governor Mills’ work to bring Republicans, Democrats, and Independents together to solve problems.

The ad – called “It Pays Off” – features Maine’s Independent U.S. Senator Angus King and Governor Mills at Becky’s Diner in Portland. In the ad, Senator King applauds Governor Mills for her work to put aside politics and solve problems for Maine people. 

“Now, look, the formula seems to be no partisan brawls, working together with the parties, taking ideas from everybody,” Senator King says

“Right,” Governor Mills responds, “turns out in this day and age, working together still pays off.”

The positive TV ad – a contrast to those being aired by the LePage campaign – builds on another ad featuring current and former Republican lawmakers supporting Governor Mills for reelection. Together, the ads underscore the support that Governor Mills has received from across the political spectrum. 

Governor Mills has made problem-solving and governing by consensus a priority during her time in office. In fact, Maine’s $850 inflation relief check was originally proposed by Republicans and embraced by Governor Mills, who then worked to bring both sides together to pass the measure – which is now one of the country’s strongest responses to help people deal with high costs. Despite it being a Republican idea, Paul LePage opposed it.

Governor Mills also brought together Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to fully fund education for the first time in Maine history, deliver free school meals, provide free community college, deliver an income tax cut to retirees, overhaul Maine’s student loan repayment program, and quadruple Maine’s Rainy Day Fund – all without raising taxes.

The ad will air in the Portland, Bangor, and Presque Isle media markets beginning tomorrow. To watch the ad, click HERE.