We play in its entirety the Big and Rich song 8th of November. It is the story of Niles Harris, an U.S. Army vet from Deadwood, South Dakota. On November 8, 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on Operation Hump in War Zone D in Vietnam, were ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong. 48 American soldiers fighting with Harris lost their lives that day. So each year on the 8th of November, Harris puts on a suit and tie, and has a drink out of respect for is fallen brothers. David, Ray and Bill Diamond talk about Vietnam and the Afghanistan war similarities.
Fox News Radio’s Tonya J. Powers brings us results for election campaigns for Virginia and New Jersey and some of the larger cities mayoral races. Ray and Tonya also discuss the campaigns leading up to election night.
Ray and Debi start the morning discussing the results of the local election. Fox News Radio’s Jon Decker gives us an update on what’s happening in South Korea and how productive is Pres. Trump’s Asian Trip. He also tells us a little bit about the South Korean economic climate and people.
Ray is joined by ME Assistant Republican Leader, Minority Office, Ellie Espling, ME State Rep. Rich Cebra, ME Republican Party Chair, Demi Kouzounas, Executive Director, Making Maine Great Again PAC, David Jones, Maine Patriot PAC Gordon Draper and Debi Davis discuss a couple of the Referendums, including Ranked Choice Voting. Joining us by phone in the Part 3 is Maine GOP Executive Director, Jason Salvage.
Rich Cebra was informing us how the Maine General fund works. The Highway Fund is dependent on the Legislature to decide where the money goes.
David and Rich give a quick ending to their debate on Question 1, Casino. Ray polls the panel on whether it will pass/fail. The panel then focuses on Question 2, Medicaid Expansion. The all agree that this is a bad deal for Maine. The Yes on 2 campaign has done nothing but campaign on emotion.
Fox News Radio’s Jon Decker lets us know what happening in Asia on Trump’s visit to South Korea. Ray asks him about the coy fish incident. They talk about food, customs and 38th parallel. He will be back on Thursday after he goes to the DMZ.
Maine State Rep. Rich Cebra, David Jones, Gordon Draper, ME Republican Party Chair, Demi Kouzounas, Debi and Ray all discuss some of the items on ballots. Lewiston/Auburn is voting on whether to merge the cities together. Then, there is a debate on Maine State Referendum Question 1 on the Casino in York County, between David and Rich.
Ray is all in an uproar about how the media is reporting Trump’s visit to South Korea. According to the media, Trump is a disgraceful mess and totally embarrassing to the US. especially while feeding the coy fish.
Rich Cebra, David Jones, Gordon Draper join Ray and Debi this morning. They joke that it was election day and hopefully people will remember that it is Election Day.
Fox News Radio’s Tonya J. Powers and Ray discuss Election Day!!! Virginia governor’s race between Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie, this campaign has become very nasty, and New Jersey, where the unpopular Gov. Chris Christie and has hampered Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagn’s race against Democrat Phil Murphy.
A caller tried to get the best of Ray…better luck next time. He brought up the caning in Congress. Ray got the name wrong, but knew the event. Representative Preston Brooks (left) brutally beat Senator Charles Sumner after Sumner gave a fiery speech attacking slavery and its practitioners back on May 22, 1856.
Brent Littlefield, Chief Political Strategist, discusses the Medicaid Expansion referendum with Ray.
Maine State Question 1 is for a resort and Casino area in York County. Shawn Scott is here on the YES side and Drew Ketterer, Esq., Representative Council and Carroll Conley, Executive Director of Christian Civic League is representing the NO side.