Brunswick Republicans In An Uproar Over Yard Sign For Green Candidate In GOP Leader’s Yard. Christmas Lights From 1984 Still OK

Brunswick, Maine GOP yard sign controversy

Brunswick, Maine GOP yard sign controversyBRUNSWICK — A campaign sign for a Green Independent candidate in the front yard of a local Republican leader is raising eyebrows and questions from Democrats and Republicans. Jonathan Crimmins, chairman of the Brunswick Republican Committee, said the sign urging votes for Green candidate Fred Horch in House District 66 belongs to his wife. Crimmins said he supports all local Republican candidates, including Grant Connors in District 66, although he is friends with Horch. Crimmins and Horch were candidates in the district in 2010. “I’m taken aback by (the questions),” Crimmins said. “In the last couple of months I’ve been working on the behalf of all (local Republican) candidates.” Horch said he has known Crimmins since they ran against each other in 2010, and he didn’t know anything about who the Republican leader is supporting. The Green Independent candidate said he met with Crimmins earlier this year after Crimmins asked him if he was going to run again. They talked about local policies and the fact that Crimmins wasn’t going to run again. “I have a lot of respect for (Crimmins),” Horch said. The questions about Crimmins were raised publicly last week when a constituent wrote a letter to The Forecaster. (read more at The Forecaster)