Claim Check: Maine Republican Party

You may have seen a mailer from the Maine Republican Party attacking Karen Kusiak, a candidate for State Senate. Is it accurate and honest? See below for the fact check on this piece.

Rating: FALSE

The mailer claims Karen Kusiak, a candidate for state senate, “sponsored a bill to make it harder for law enforcement to protect our communities and even put police officers in danger of being prosecuted for doing their jobs.” The mailer cites a bill in the state legislature, LD 42 in 2017, as a citation for this claim.
This allegation is entirely false.

First, Karen Kusiak did not serve in the Legislature in 2017. She didn’t sponsor any bills because she was not a legislator.

Furthermore, the bill they reference, LD 42 in 2017, can be seen here.  The bill would add a crime for drug dealers that sell drugs that result in a user’s death. The bill in no way puts “police officers in danger of being prosecuted.”

The piece also references an extreme liberal group but offers no insight as to the group they are referring to in the mailer.

There have been several instances of misleading or completely inaccurate information sent to voters and paid for by the Maine Republican Party and this is another example. There is simply no justification for this type of misinformation.

The Mailer: A mailer from the Maine Republican Party attacking Karen Kusiak, a candidate for state senate
District: 16
Towns: Waterville, Winslow, Albion, Benton, Clinton, Fairfield, Unity Twp

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