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Maine Representative Aaron Libby and LL Bean's Linda Bean Endorse Ron Paul for President!

***Update! Representative Aaron Libby of Maine endorsed Ron Paul today at a campaign stop in Alfred, Maine.

“We need to change our cradle-to-grave government mentality. Cutting taxes is not enough. We must reduce the size and cost of our federal government. I am tired of the status quo, big-government politicians of both sides of the aisle. Ron Paul represents real cuts, real change, for a free and prosperous America. I am a Ron Paul Republican,” said Rep. Libby.


**Update! According to the Washington Post, Linda Bean, Grand Daughter of the LL Bean founder and prominent Republican activist in Maine, is the first of two endorsements today.

"He's very electable, he crosses all ideological lines because of his strong message," Bean said. "He's for the gold standard. I think people want stability in this country. He's for helping America domestically, and staying out of aggressive wars. We're just spending ourselves down the drain in these countries year after year with occupation."


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Ditto!! We've been L.L. Bean

Ditto!! We've been L.L. Bean customers for years too. Will exclusively buy from them now and happy to do so!!


Not crazy about that WP article...

not really the best article, sure it mentions the endorsement. maybe you got something better, more pro-Paul. I'll check the campaign site.

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." - Romans 12:18

Brilliant article that explains why we love Dr. Paul:

If you find a better one let

If you find a better one let me know. That is the first one I found solidifying that the endorsement was from Linda Bean.

Yee ha! LL Bean.....

Free suits!

If Governor LePage endorses Dr. Paul... Look Out USA!

If Governor LePage is the second one to endorse Congressman Paul in Maine today, then look out United States!

In 1976 Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign was in trouble until he picked up a high profile endorsement from Senator Jesse Helms in North Carolina. Then Reagan won the North Carolina primary and his campaign took off. I could see this having a similar effect.

Governor Paul LePage is incredibly popular among Tea Party activists. His endorsement could be huge.

I'm a Professor, my name is Wall

why would you think it's him?

if it isn't then whoever it is is going to be disappointing.

Dr. Paul met with him by surprise yesterday

Governor LePage asked Dr. Paul to meet with him yesterday which was done and then the news about the endorsements showed up on Dr. Paul's campaign site. Coincidence? I am inclined to think not...

I'm a Professor, my name is Wall

Coincidences are usually just coincidences

"Bennett said she was not present at the time and was not familiar with what the two men discussed. But she said LePage reached out to Paul “as a courtesy” to supporters of the governor who had urged him to contact the congressman during his visit to Maine."

“It was a meet-and-greet,” Bennett said. “The governor was asked by supporters to meet with Ron Paul.”


The above sounds like a natural explanation and is entirely different than an endorsement.
Just saying.


Just coincidence

any anouncement?

it has been well over an hour since the rally most likely finished .... why no word - no one endorsed? - we know the media wasn't there and if they were we would not hear from them. Anyone know somebody in Maine?

LL Bean... kinda cool

I'm glad to get that. Not sure how "pivotal" it will be; maybe someone from Maine can give us an idea.

2 more hours until we find out the other one.....

What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

Who are the endorsers? Is it

Who are the endorsers? Is it really LL Bean or just speculation?

Yes it is Linda Bean.

She is a high profile Republican activist apparently. Anyone in the state have input on that?

Okay Linda Bean...

Very good.... Who is the next one...? Who lives in Alfred, Maine? Any guesses?????

5:00 p.m.
Alfred Town Hall and Endorsement
Town Hall
16 Saco Rd
Alfred, Maine 04002

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

LL Bean T-Shirt buy bomb?

If all RP supporters order the same item, say a particular shirt or sweater, then the sudden spike in sales of that item will make it clear the RP endorsement is the impetus for those sales.

Perhaps their 100 year anniversary T-Shirt for $22.95? Free shipping.


The idea we want to spread is that publicly endorsing Ron Paul is good for your business.

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."



Perhaps we should make this the last time we get way too excited way too soon.

We've got to start learning from our mistakes. :-)

Linda Bean From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Linda Lorraine Bean (born 1941) is a Maine businessperson, political donor and former political candidate with the Republican Party. She ran for the United States Congress in 1988 (lost the Republican Party primary) and 1992 (won primary but lost to incumbent Thomas Andrews). She is the granddaughter of Leon Leonwood Bean and an heiress to the L.L.Bean company. She is also a well-known donor to conservative Republican causes.

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

I Bet If She Ran for Office Again, WE Could Help Her Get Elected

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The first endorsement may have been L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean...:

@ShanTravisCNN Ron Paul speaking Eva Peron-style in Freeport, Maine. Intro by L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean across from flagship store http://pic.twitter.com/6cLiNmbE

I wonder if L.L. Bean sales will increase?

It looked like Dr. Paul may have been wearing an L.L. Bean track suit. o_O


Here's another photo



at how diverse the crowd is!!!


Great shots!

Wish I was there.

I doubt that it would be

I doubt that it would be Collins or Snowe. LePage barely won and was only in the 30% range in his victory for governor. His endorsement wouldn't be all that beneficial here, he's not well liked. Pingree wouldn't endorse him nor would Michaud. There could be some state reps to endorse. I'm interested to see nonetheless.

I think like everyone else that it will be the Governor, but

here is a stab in the dark so to speak. There is this movie star who also has an airline pilots license who also owns some property in Maine. It would be HUGE should he endorse Ron Paul. That is my guess. It would be WOW time!

fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

Not a movie "Star"

but a film maker. I was thinking Stephen King. Since Oliver Stone already endorsed RP.

who's that john travolta? lol

who's that john travolta? lol

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

Harrison Ford maybe?

..... What hour will this announcement occur?

I wanna say the Governor and

I wanna say the Governor and senator Olympia Snow. I say Olympia because she is a Greek-American and being Greek myself I can tell you Dr. Paul has huge support in the Greek community. Plues her political views are more inline with his.