Iraq war veteran to speak

Adam Cote

Adam Cote of Sanford, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the Maine Army National Guard, visits Bates College to offer a firsthand account of his time in Iraq at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall.

Sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the event is open to the public at no cost.

Now an attorney at the Portland law firm of Pierce Atwood LLP and considered a rising star in Maine Democratic politics, Cote served with the National Guard in Mosul. At Bates, he will discuss his experiences in Iraq and administration conduct of the war, and will urge listeners to support Democratic candidates in the upcoming elections.

“According to a recent survey from George Washington University, 86 percent of young voters said that a candidate’s position on Iraq will be on their minds when they vote,” says Bates Democrats President Jason Buxbaum, a junior from Hillsdale, N.J. “Adam Cote will remind us that the differences between Gov. John Baldacci and his Republican opponent on this issue couldn’t be clearer.”

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