Brewer Quoted in BDN Political Analysis on Secret Recordings

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News analysis titled, “Will person-to-person Maine politics be the next victim of secret smartphone recordings?” The article focused on recent reports about a secret recording of Democratic Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick of Bangor that was made while he was campaigning door-to-door. The recording, which was circulated by the Maine Republican Party, has Gratwick voicing support for independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler and questioning the intelligence of Democratic nominee Mike Michaud, according to the article. “You would assume at some point that politicians and other public figures are going to learn that in today’s technological age, that virtually anything you do or say has the possibility of showing up on YouTube,” Brewer said. Sun Journal also carried the BDN report.