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Gay In Maine's Profile

Spent fifteen years working in politics, including 4 inside the beltway for the DCCC. Helped a couple of great women get elected to Congress. Recently retired from politics and living in rural Northern Maine with my partner on our farm.

Location: ME

Diaries published: 17 (167 days since last diary on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 06:23 AM PST)

Comments posted: 512 (31 days since last comment on Wed Apr 29, 2015 at 05:29 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 769

Total Comment Ratings: 3050

Most Recommended Diary: Speaking Rurally, 334 comments, 357 recommends

People Following Gay In Maine: 23

Gay In Maine's Most Recent Diaries:

One of my earliest memories is of my grandfather, a Swedish immigrant, sitting me down in front of our television in a trailer in Clewiston, Florida to watch President Nixon announce his resignation.
by Gay In Maine
Comment Count 1 comments on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 06:23 AM PST with 0 Recommends
I currently am working at a local grocery store in rural Maine. One of my coworkers, whom I'll call "Nancy", didn't vote last Tuesday. Interestingly, just two weeks prior, she lost her eligibility ...
by Gay In Maine
Comment Count 181 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 07:47 AM PST with 244 Recommends
This weekend I wrote about rural America and how I, as a progressive gay man from the city, am doing what I can to find common ground between my new rural neighbors and the lower and middle class in ...
by Gay In Maine
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 09:04 AM PST with 33 Recommends
This diary has been on my mind for a while, so when I saw the excellent diary today written by ...
by Gay In Maine
Comment Count 334 comments on Sat Jan 15, 2011 at 08:46 AM PST with 357 Recommends
Extremists have existed in our political discourse for centuries. It used to be that fringe groups would publish manifestos read by a few dozen people predisposed to join them, or perhaps small ...
by Gay In Maine
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 10:45 AM PST with 17 Recommends
I want to start by saying that I work on a Congressional campaign for an incumbent Democrat, and have worked in politics on various campaigns since 1997. That said, this is a personal diary and not ...
by Gay In Maine
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 06:28 AM PST with 20 Recommends

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