LATEST NEWS Updates

Jun 4th, 2014

by Eric Brakey

DOLPAC Endorses Primary Candidates

Next Tuesday, Maine voters will turn out to vote in the Primary Election. Defense of Liberty PAC is proud to endorse two liberty candidates—Joel Stetkis and Curtis Ayotte—who are running in contested primaries for the Maine House of Representatives. Let me introduce you to them both.  Joel Stetkis R – House District 105 Joel Stetkis is a carpenter by trade and a Constitutional Conservative in his politics. He is running for the Republican nomination in Maine House District #105 (which includes the towns of Caanan, Palymra, St. Albans, Hartland, Ripley, and Cambridge). Joel is an adamant champion of limited government. He will fight to…

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Sep 20th, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Rand Paul’s “Secret Weapon:” Liberty Campaign School

In one week, Defense of Liberty PAC is hosting The Leadership Institute for a One-Day Liberty Campaign School in Augusta. This is a very exciting opportunity that will empower Maine conservatives and libertarians to win elections in 2014. Register Online Now So you understand how valuable this opportunity is, read what Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has to say about the top-notch campaign training offered by the Leadership Institute: “I ran for the United States Senate in 2010, and I’m proud to represent Kentucky there today,” Rand Paul said. “The political elites in both parties opposed me, and the ‘experts’ didn’t give me much of a chance. But…

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Sep 12th, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Attend the 2013 Liberty Campaign School in Augusta, ME

Dear Friend, In two weeks, Defense of Liberty PAC is hosting The Leadership Institute for a One-Day Liberty Campaign School in Augusta, and I would like to invite you to join us. Do you want to learn the skills necessary to win elections here in Maine? Perhaps you are even thinking about running for office yourself? Then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Register Online Now What: 2013 Liberty Campaign School Hosts: The Leadership Institute and Defense of Liberty PAC When: Saturday, September 28, 9 AM – 6 PM Where: Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 Cost:…

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Sep 5th, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Tell Collins, Angus, Michaud and Pingree: “No War in Syria!”

Friend, President Obama and many in Congress are ready to drag us to another war in the Middle East. Congress will soon be bringing this matter to a vote, and it is URGENT that you tell your Congressmen in Washington DC to “VOTE NO!” on military intervention in Syria. Please speak out now and sign the petitions below to tell our Maine Delegation in Washington DC to vote against War in Syria. Here is what you can do to make a difference today: Step 1: Petition your US Senators As a Resident of Maine, Click HERE to Tell Senator Susan Collins and Senator Angus King…

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Aug 12th, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Defense of Liberty PAC Releases “Liberty Report Card” for the Maine Legislature

AUGUSTA – Late last week, Defense of Liberty PAC made its “2013 Liberty Report Card” publicly available online.  The report card rates legislators in the Maine House and Senate for their votes on key bills during the first session of the 126th Maine Legislature, assigning each legislator with a letter grade. Several key votes included on the report card are Constitutional Carry (LD-660), Marijuana Legalization (LD-1229), the Budget (LD-1509), as well as two important privacy bills regarding law enforcement’s use of drone surveillance (LD-236) and law enforcement’s access to private cellphone GPS data (LD-415). “The Liberty Report Card is designed…

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Jul 11th, 2013

by Eric Brakey

2nd Annual Defense of Liberty BBQ w/ Ben Swann

Join us for the 2nd Annual Defense of Liberty BBQ at the home of the Honorable Stavros Mendros in Lewiston, Maine. Click HERE to purchase tickets. Our headline speaker will be Ben Swann, an award-winning television reporter who has received international attention for covering controversial issues in his fact-checking series, Reality Check, at Fox19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Swann recently announced the launch of a crowdsource funded “Truth in Media Project” to continue production of his show Full Disclosure. Also, Defense of Liberty will be releasing its 1st Annual Liberty Report Card of the Maine Legislature and announcing its Two Liberty Legislators of the Year in the Maine House and the Maine Senate. Food will…

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Jun 22nd, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Say “No” to Tax Increases

28 Republicans in the Maine Legislature voted to raise your taxes. 28 Republicans in the Maine Legislature voted to approve a budget that would imposes new taxes on many of the daily goods and services average Mainers need, including new taxes on groceries. 28 Republicans in the Maine Legislature need to hear from you right now. As former Maine State Representative, Jon McKane, wrote in a recent letter: …Those [Republicans] who vote no on these tax increases are standing by their promises and their principals and sending it back to committee. There are many alternatives to the tax increases proposed.…

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Jun 7th, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Monday: Rally for Constitutional Carry

Its finally here. For months, we have been working to advance LD-660, Constitutional Carry, in the Maine Legislature.  Now the moment has finally arrived. This Monday, the Maine House of Representatives will be voting on whether to pass or defeat LD-660, Constitutional Carry. Join everyone as we show up in force to tell Augusta to defend our 2nd Amendment and “PASS THIS BILL!” (Click here for more information on LD-660, Constitutional Carry.) What: Rally for Constitutional Carry When: Monday, June 10 @ 8:30 AM Where: The Maine State House, Augusta Details: Bring signs that express your support for LD-660. RSVP: If you…

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Jun 5th, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Swing Votes on Constitutional Carry

Constitutional Carry will soon be coming up for votes in the Maine House and Senate. For Constitutional Carry (LD-660) to become law, not only do we need the support every Republican legislator, we also need the support of several Pro-Gun Democrats. That is why Defense of Liberty PAC has identified 35 Democrats in the House and 4 in the Senate who have voted in the past to protect our 2nd Amendment rights. These are the swing votes in the Maine Legislature that will either pass or defeat Constitutional Carry, so they need to hear from you right now. CLICK HERE to e-mail the 35 House and…

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May 31st, 2013

by Eric Brakey

Can We Afford It?

As the State of Maine is struggling to pay the debt incurred over welfare programs for the genuinely needy, can we afford to waste $20 million dollars on Welfare for Politicians in 2014? The Welfare for Politicians program has been around since 2000.  Over that time, it has already cost the Maine taxpayers over $25.1 million in wasteful spending for state political campaigns. Now, with the “Welfare for Politicians Expansion” bill (LD-1309), the politicians in Augusta want to triple the amount of taxpayer money they can steal from the taxpayer cookie jar in order to fund their re-election campaigns. Can we afford it? Of course not!…

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