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Alex Cornell du Houx

Big Talk: The End of the War in Iraq

Big Talk host Suzanne Murphy speaks with Alex Cornell du Houx, a Maine State Representative who served as a Marine in Iraq.

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Legislature Back on Monday

Democratic legislators gather at Denny's at 2am after a long legislative session. The House passed an $85 million bond bill last night by a 2/3rds vote. The Senate fell one vote short and both houses will reconvene on Monday (via Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx).

Iraq Veterans Group Targets Collins

VoteVets.org, an organization with 102,000 members and which represents Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, has begun a week-long ad blitz against Susan Collins, accusing her of wasting $2 billion of Mainers' money in Iraq.

The ad stars Alex Cornell du Houx, an Iraq war veteran and candidate for state house district 66. Cornell du Houx was previously active in the state and national College Democrats while a student at Bowdoin and also happens to take most of the photos for the Maine Democratic Party's newsletter, which is published by his parents' company.

Susan Collins has already responded in a press release which attempts to tie the veterans group to moveon.org and George Soros. Her campaign has also posted a video response, and her internet director has written a post on his personal blog implying that Cornell du Houx may be violating clean elections law by appearing in the ad.

Cornell du Houx previously appeared in a national ad from Votevets.org supporting the new GI Bill.