Brakey Campaign Among Top 5 Races in Maine

Over the weekend, the Kennebec Journal ranked our campaign for Maine Senate (for Auburn, New Gloucester, Poland, Minot, and Mechanic Falls) as one of the "10 Most Interesting Races" for the Maine Legislature in 2014.

The Kennebec Journal writes, "Cleveland... will have his hands full with Brakey, a 25-year-old libertarian who raised $21,000 by January’s end — more at that point than any candidate in Maine’s history." (Read full article here.)

Now that we are one of the TOP FIVE races in the state, I won't rest. Instead I am redoubling my efforts to raise money, and I ask for your help.
Please make your contribution---$750 (the maximum allowed by law), $500, $250, $100 or any amount---today.

When I started this race, both you and I knew it wasn't going to be easy. 

As a first-time candidate who believes in freedom and limited government, I knew that I wouldn't have access to the big money and the special interest groups that my entrenched, big government opponent has.

That's fine with me because we have something my opponent will never have: you.

Unlike Washington, hard work still matters in Maine and I will continue to outraise and outwork our opponent. 

Like my grandfather Neal Peaco, a former New Gloucester selectman used to say, "The only way you get ahead is by using your brains and working hard."

I know we were hoping to stay under the radar, but so be it. We continue to raise money and work hard, and we are ready to battle right to the end for this seat and to restore Maine's future.

Running campaigns costs money though. We are very close to $30,000, but we need to reach $50,000 or more by November. 

Our team doesn't know how much money this will mean for my opponent from those he funnels our tax dollars too. We do, however, know one thing: they are afraid and I plan for us to keep the pressure on. 

It's a long marathon to November, but with your continued support, the victory will be ours.

Please make a contribution to Brakey for Maine Senate today.

I seriously never imagined the KJ, owned by the husband of Chellie Pingree, would speak so highly of a Republican candidate. There can be only one answer, they are noticing and they are scared. In fact, the article even calls me a "transplant," despite the fact that my family has lived in New Gloucester for five (5) generations.

Imagine the hypocrisy of a paper owned by the family of, Minnesota born and raised, Chellie Pingree calling anyone a "transplant". 

This is what both you and I knew we would be up against and I am excited to continue to take the battle to those who would turn your hard earned tax dollars against you as a way to consolidate their own power over you and me.

I need help from you to stop the waste of your money, to turn back the expansion of big government power, and to restore Maine's future. I need your help today. Please don't wait. Make your investment today.

Sincerely,
Eric Brakey
Candidate for Maine Senate
Auburn, New Gloucester, Poland, Minot, Mechanic Falls
http://www.brakeyforsenate.com/