BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The closing of Lowe's is now becoming an issue in the debate over Question 2 and the Biddeford Mayor's race.
Supporters of Question 2 say the jobs the racetrack and racino will bring are needed now more than ever in Biddeford.
But the candidate challenging the incumbent Mayor says the city can't get so desperate for the jobs, that it enters into a bad deal with the project's developers.
"The Lowe's thing could play into that, in other words we lost more jobs, poor Biddeford we have to do something . That's when you start making mistakes. Biddeford has to remain strong, committed to jobs, but to do it in a logic, practical, open way", said Alan Cassavant.
For current Biddeford Mayor Joanne Twomey the news of Lowe's closing hit hard. Another business is closing and more than 100-people are losing their jobs.