Maine State Senator Peter Mills





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PRESS RELEASE
May 10, 2006

Republican gubernatorial candidate Peter Mills today applauded the results of the Portland Press Herald / Kennebec Journal news poll over the weekend showing him decidedly ahead of his two Republican opponents in the race for the Blaine House.

On Friday, May 5th, the Blethen newspapers asked the question, "Which Republican has the best chance of winning the Blaine House?"

With 301 readers responding to the on-line poll, Mills bested the next highest vote-getter by 40%. Second place David Emery received 23.92% of the votes. Mills beat the third candidate, Chandler Woodcock, by a margin of more two to one. Woodcock came in fourth with 17.28% of the votes, receiving less response than the third place "undecided" category.

Mills stated, "This poll shows my strength in the most populated areas of the state." Mills, who graduated from Gorham High School, lived and worked in Cumberland County for more than a dozen years after serving five years in the United States Navy with three tours of duty in Viet Nam.

Mills has owned and operated a law business in Skowhegan for the past 23 years. He has served Somerset County in the Maine Legislature for nearly twelve years. He has never lost an election. His district includes a high percentage of independent voters and conservative Democrats.