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10 November 2, 2012 | the portland phoenix | portland.ThePhoenix.com

ELECTION SPECIAL

senate-bound hopefuls The one in Augusta — not the one in DC

Senate District 8

D

questions For candidates’ complete answers go to portland. thephoenix.com

1 Which state department would be the first place you would look to reduce spending?

2 Would you support increasing taxes on wealthy Mainers?

Justin alfond

Senate District 9

R

GI

Asher Platts

D

John Brown

Anne Haskell

Department of Administrative and Financial Services

?

R

kirsten martin

Department of Corrections

Declined to specify

Department of Health and Human Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Did not answer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Did not answer

Contract

Expand

Did not answer

Did not answer

3 Are you in favor of requiring

lenders to prove ownership of mortgage notes before proceeding with foreclosure?

4 Would you support expand-

ing, contracting, or keeping the existing criteria for MaineCare eligibility?

Expand

Keep existing Yes

5 Do you support studying

the possible viability of a national park in Maine’s North Woods?

6 Should state funds be used to expand passenger rail service in Maine?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Did not answer

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Did not answer


Senate-bound hopefuls