‘We just need the freedom to make our own choices’: Eric Brakey on run for U.S. Senate
(NEWS CENTER Maine) — State Senator Eric Brakey (R) represents District 20 in the Maine Senate. For the last four-years, Brakey served as the Senate Chairman for the Health and Human Services Committee, but this election year he has his sights set on a bigger goal; the U.S. Senate.
Brakey tells News Center Maine why he is attempting to unseat incumbent Senator Angus King (I) in November.
“Many of the things that we try to change on the state level, to make these programs work for Maine people, everything is tied to federal funds and federal mandates,’ said Brakey. “And yet they don’t produce anything in Washington D.C. They are not known for manufacturing, agriculture or finance. They are known for doing one thing they do better than anywhere else in America, and it’s stealing from the rest of us.”
Brakey believes Maine people know their own lives better than any Washington D.C. or Augusta politician. He says his family’s roots go back in Maine for ten generations and he wants the government to have less involvement in Mainers’ lives.