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Saturday August 23, 2014

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  • Open Season - Friday Aug 22, 2014 | 9:25 am

    Bear-baiting coalition tames Maine sportsmen’s group’s endorsements

    Locked in a high-profile fight to preserve bear hunting law in Maine, a top sportsman’s group has kept its grades for the state’s politicians decidedly uncontroversial. On Thursday, the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine released the grades for candidates in Maine’s top races, which were based on responses to a group questionnaire and interview. None of the candidates received lower than a B grade, and the alliance gave no endorsements for governor or […]

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  • Open Season - Thursday Aug 21, 2014 | 4:00 pm

    In ad, Cutler slams rivals over debates, asks early voters to wait

    Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has received a significant amount of earned media to amplify his repeated calls for early debates with his rivals, Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud. Now his campaign is paying for it. According to the Cutler campaign, the above 30-second spot is airing in all state markets. In terms of rhetoric, the spot pretty much travels the same path as the independent’s […]

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  • Agree to Disagree - Thursday Aug 21, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    GOP claims GOP is a group of lemmings

    Reaching new levels of Orwellian hypocrisy, the GOP has launched an attack against US Rep. Mike Michaud for sponsoring a bill that almost every one of their members supported. In fact, not only did virtually every Republican support this stand-alone piece of legislation (only two out of 79 opposed it), the current chairman of their party, Rick Bennett, helped to negotiate its details! But that’s not the worst part. The worst is how the GOP explains […]

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  • Capitol Ticker - Thursday Aug 21, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    In letter to Maine lobbyists, lawmakers, Aroostook Watchmen defy ‘slave systems’

    An Aroostook County man associated with a conspiracy group that last year met eight times with Gov. Paul LePage appears to have sent a letter to Maine lawmakers and lobbyists declaring his independence from pretty much any contract or law he disagrees with or involving the federal government. The so-called “courtesy notice” was sent Wednesday from an email address claiming to be Jack McCarthy and is the latest twist in the […]

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  • Capitol Ticker - Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    Republicans in key Maine legislative races buy air time

    Labor Day is right around the corner, but a pair of legislative candidates in key battleground contests who aren’t waiting for the unofficial opening of the campaign season have already taken the somewhat rare step of releasing television ads to support their own candidacies. According to reports to the Federal Communications Commission, state Sen. Brian Langley, R-Ellsworth, and Republican state senate hopeful Carey Weston in Bangor have purchased television air […]

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  • Open Season - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 12:18 pm

    Cutler makes first ad buy in governor’s race

    Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler on Tuesday released his first campaign advertisement. The ad, expected to air this week, is titled “Jobs & the Economy.” It highlights a recent successful business endeavor Cutler embarked on after his first unsuccessful bid for governor in 2010. “When I ran four years ago, I brought Chinese business leaders to Maine. I hoped as governor I could open new markets for Maine products. […]

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    Politics - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 9:20 am

    What does the King endorsement mean for Cutler?

    Senator Angus King announced his support for gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler Monday and we spoke with our political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman to get their reactions. In his endorsement, Senator King, an independent like Cutler, said he has respect for both Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud, but he thinks Cutler is the man for the job. Cutler is trailing in the polls behind Michaud and […]

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    Agree to Disagree - Sunday Aug 17, 2014 | 6:20 pm

    US Sen. Angus King to endorse Eliot Cutler

    According to sources, US Senator Angus King will be endorsing Eliot Cutler for Governor on Monday. This does not come as a big surprise as Angus endorsed Cutler in 2010 and Eliot campaigned all over the state for King in 2012. In essence, it is one independent endorsing another, just like Republican Olympia Snowe endorsing Republican Paul LePage or Democrat Joe Brennan endorsing Democrat Mike Michaud (both of which have occurred). The one surprise […]

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    Uncategorized - Saturday Aug 16, 2014 | 8:31 am

    Will Gov. Christie’s visit help or hurt Gov. LePage?

    Governor LePage gets a second visit from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the head of the Pro-Eliot Cutler Political Action Committee Resigns, and controversy surrounding the Second Congressional District Debates. Political Analysts Ethan Strimling (D) and Phil Harriman (R) weigh in with Chris Facchini of WLBZ.  

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