Well, it doesn’t surprise me too much. I wasn’t expecting it, though.
Politics in Maine does not seem to always be smooth and polished. There are conservatives in Maine. The Republican Party is not particularly strong in Maine. Add those all together, and you can get that outcome fairly easily.
I’ve never been involved at a local level and I might now.
There are still a LOT of conservatives in Maine - but the 'big cities', particularly Portland, have been, over the last 40+ years, infiltrated by liberal flatlanders. They have taken over the 'cities', the largest of which would be, with about 62,000, considered a 'town' in most states.
During the '08 election, I took a trip 'up home' from I now live to further north in the state - a long rural route.
There were, of course, election "flowers" on lawns everywhere - but I saw only ONE for obama/biden.
Problem has been that conservatives respect individual rights and therefore tend to live and let live.
That is how the libs, who think it's their right, due to their self perceived superiority, to chose what is right for all of us, get the upper hand.
They didn't factor in that, although conservatives tend to be mellow, there comes a tipping point where they say: "That's enough." and come out swinging.
We have reached that tipping point - FINALLY