- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The Maine secretary of state says a woman who halted a town hall meeting by throwing a jar of Vaseline in the direction of outspoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage has submitted enough signatures to appear on a ballot.

Joanne Twomey is running for state Senate. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Monday she submitted enough valid signatures to appear on the June primary ballot.

Biddeford resident David Flood challenged Twomey’s nomination petitions, citing a host of concerns. Dunlap says the complaint was insufficient to disqualify.

Susan Deschambault won the Senate seat in a special election on March 29. She and Twomey are Democrats.

Twomey flipped the Vaseline jar onstage during a 2015 meeting. LePage once used a sexually vulgar phrase referring to Vaseline when criticizing a Democratic senator.


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