PORTAGE, ME – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today visited with supporters at Dean’s Motor Lodge in Portage to discuss the important issues facing rural Maine communities. Dean’s Motor Lodge sits on the edge of Portage Lake and serves as a place to stop on scenic Route 11. Senator King’s stop in Portage is a part of his greater tour around the state to connect with the people of Maine in the final days before the election.

“Maine is blessed with many resources, but our greatest resource isn’t our forests or our coasts — it’s our people,” said Senator King. “In towns like Portage and at gathering places like Dean’s Motor Lodge, Maine people, with their unbreakable spirit and unparalleled skills, come together to talk about solutions to the problems facing their communities. That’s my most important job as a U.S. Senator: to listen to Maine people and make sure I’m speaking on their behalf in Washington. That’s what I’ve done over the last six years, and I will continue to work with Maine people on the challenges and opportunities facing our state.”

During his first term in the Senate, Senator King has participated in more than 1,200 meetings across the state of Maine to hear directly from Maine people on the challenges they face, including issues related to healthcare access, the opioid epidemic, environmental concerns, and more. He has also hosted thousands of Maine people in his office, and holds a weekly “Capitol Coffee” every week the Senate is in session, where any Maine person visiting Washington, D.C. is invited to enjoy coffee and homemade blueberry bread and visit with Senator King and his staff.

Photo 1: Senator Angus King (I-ME) with Greg Cyr outside of Dean’s Motor Lodge.