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  • Open Season - Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    Collins and Bellows to face off one last time tonight after four lively debates

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Shenna Bellows will square off one last time tonight during the final televised debate before Election Day. If the four previous debates are any indication, tonight’s event should be spirited and fast-paced. The debate will be aired live on WCSH6 in Portland from 7:30 to 8 p.m. This is Bellows’ last chance to challenge Collins face to face – something the Democrat has done repeatedly […]

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  • Capitol Ticker - Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 | 1:06 pm

    Confused by Eliot Cutler’s press conference? Join the club.

    It’s a good bet that many who watched independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s press conference Wednesday will be perplexed by his remarks. The event was initially billed as something of a quasi-concession, although not a formal withdrawal. Both actions have real implications for Mainers who have already voted for Cutler. Then Cutler began speaking. What unfolded were statements both defiant and, at times, seemingly contradictory. Cutler said his supporters should […]

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    Capitol Ticker - Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    Angus King: RGA ad boosting Cutler tries to ‘trick people’

      U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler in August. Remember? No, well good news, the Republican Governors Association has arrived with a reminder. The spot has been blasted by Democrats as another attempt by Republicans to boost Cutler’s candidacy, which recent polls have shown is either stagnant or losing ground to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud. Even Meet the Press moderator Chuck […]

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    Capitol Ticker - Tuesday Oct 28, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Psst, your neighbors vote. Will you?

    With over $10.4 million spent on political advertisements telling Mainers who to vote for, who not to vote for and who can’t win, one would think voters are so bludgeoned that some will decide to stay home. This is a bad outcome for political parties, particularly Maine Democrats, who have been pumping up their voter mobilization in an effort to match, or overtake, Republicans in the midterm election. So after a […]

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  • Open Season - Monday Oct 27, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    Environmental super PAC releases ad featuring former Cutler supporters who now back Michaud

    A super political action committee funded by a New York billionaire released a new ad in the Maine governor’s race that features testimonials of former Eliot Cutler supporters who say they now support Democrat Mike Michaud. The PAC, NextGen Climate Maine, debuted the ad on a rolling Jumbotron in Portland’s Monument Square on Monday with a number of Michaud supporters in attendance. Several Eliot Cutler supporters also were there and called […]

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  • Open Season - Monday Oct 27, 2014 | 11:40 am

    Maine more politically engaged that most states, survey finds

    Maine is the 6th most politically engaged state, according to a new survey conducted by WalletHub, a personal finance social network. Maine came in behind Massachusetts, Colorado, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Washington, D.C., which is not a state, ranked 4th. West Virginia ranked last. The survey (which can be see in full here) looked at six different metrics, including voter registration and turnout as well as political contributions and spending. One […]

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  • Open Season - Monday Oct 27, 2014 | 11:10 am

    Another poll shows LePage & Michaud neck and neck, Cutler way back and 21 percent undecided

    An online poll of the Maine governor’s race released Monday showed what a lot of public polls released over the last few months have shown: Democrat Mike Michaud and Republican incumbent Gov. Paul LePage locked in a close race. However, the YouGov poll, sponsored by CBS News and the New York Times, also had independent Eliot Cutler below 10 percent and showed that more than one in five Maine voters […]

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    Agree to Disagree - Friday Oct 24, 2014 | 8:26 am

    What Democrats must do to close the deal

    Mike Michaud has run an incredible campaign. He has stood toe-to-toe against Paul LePage (who is also running a remarkably good campaign) and has created the real possibility that Maine will defeat an incumbent Governor for the first time in 50 years. But if the Democratic groups who support Mike want to seal the deal, they have one final piece they must put in place. Until now, it appears their […]

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    Open Season - Thursday Oct 23, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Are anti-Poliquin mailers on abortion correct? The answer isn’t simple

    For more than a month now, the Maine Democratic Party has been sending mailers to homes in the 2nd Congressional District with one message: Republican Bruce Poliquin wants government to regulate women’s bodies. The claims in the mailers are cloudy, but that’s largely because of unclear past statements from Poliquin. The party won’t say how much money it has spent on the mailers or the types of voters they went to, but there have been […]

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