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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine republicans kicked off their campaign season Friday morning at Husson University. Republican leaders greeted with loud applause as they gathered with many leaders addressing the crowd.

Governor Paul LePage told the crowd he was confident in this year's campaigns, "This is our year. this is our energy...The people of Maine are taking back their government."

One issue each party member can agree on the need for jobs. Each speaker discussing the need for more jobs to come to Maine. Governor LePage telling the crowd he is working with companies to bring them back to the state.

The GOP hopeful this year more Republicans will be able to gain seats both at the state and national level.

Another idea shared during the kick off, reaching out to independents and undecided voters to work for a better economy.

Congressional hopeful Bruce Poliquin said, "We will work with anybody, anyone on any side of the aisle to make sure we bring more jobs back more opportunities and more freedoms back to the state of Maine."

Senator Susan Collins said, "We want to reach out to people who share our core values of creating more jobs, smaller federal government, less interference in people's lives, personal responsibility, and then individual freedoms and those are the issues that unite us as a party."

Republicans have a candidate running in every single legislative district.

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