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Wednesday November 26, 2014

Contributors: Politics - Agree to Disagree

  • Phil and Ethan
    Thursday Nov 06, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Why did Republicans win? A look at the voting trends.

    From bellwether districts to voter turnout, little details from Election Day explain the mood of Maine. Political analyst Ethan Strimling and NewsCenter Anchor Rob Caldwell walk through Portland Press Herald Maine Sunday Telegram voting maps to pull out the trends and pockets that might have set the course for a big day for Republicans. The Republican trend in the second Congressional District in Maine, put a Republican in the seat for […]

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    Sunday Nov 02, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Who is gonna win on Tuesday

    On this week’s Political Brew, Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman discuss their picks for who will win the Governor’s race, Congressional District 2, the bear referendum, and US Senate. Plus, their “Bonehead Plays of the Week.” Watch below, or click here to see Ethan, Phil and Jackie Ward for another installment:

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  • Mike and Eliot
    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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    Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 | 8:58 am

    With the debates behind us did anyone swing the needle?

    The Maine’s gubernatorial debates have now ended, with less than two weeks to go before voters head to the polls and select their choice for governor. A handful of the debates were televised, giving Mainer’s the ability to see the candidates in action and get a better idea of who each person is and what they stand for. Political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling attended or watched all the debates — even […]

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    Monday Oct 20, 2014 | 4:25 pm

    Cutler campaign goes dark

    A few weeks ago, I posted a blog surmising that Eliot Cutler was “pulling up stakes.” Although personally very wealthy, he had decided to dramatically decrease the amount of money he was spending on TV at a time when every other competitive campaign was increasing their amount. You should have seen the reaction (or maybe you did). Cutler’s top operatives went into full scale attack/damage control. His top guy, Ted O’Meara, said […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 | 2:04 pm

    Latest poll data shows Michaud leading, Bear baiting losing, Cain and Poliquin split, Collins winning

    The Bangor Daily News released its poll Tuesday conducted by the online pollsters Ipsos. It asked 1,000 Mainers, 540 of them describing themselves as likely voters, various questions as they appear on the ballot. For Question One, which proposes changes to bear hunting, 49 percent of those likely voters said they would vote against the ban. Forty-three percent were in favor of it and seven percent either said they don’t […]

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    Monday Oct 13, 2014 | 7:16 pm

    Collins’ signs defaced with swastikas

    This morning along Route 1 in Wiscasset and Route 27 in Pittston and Farmingdale, at least four campaign signs for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins were defaced with swastikas. Other campaign signs from all the other candidates can be seen in the photos, but none of them were hit. While it is unclear why Sen. Collins was targeted, local authorities were notified and have begun an investigation. Needless to say, this kind of hateful […]

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    Monday Oct 13, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Shenna’s allies appear to have realized she can’t win

    Last week, my brother from another mother, Ethan Strimling, wrote a blog entitled, “Is Cutler pulling up stakes?” In it, as evidenced by the fact that Eliot Cutler has pulled most of his money from TV, Ethan made a convincing argument that Cutler may be realizing he can’t win. As we all know, when a campaign pulls its money from advertising, they are either out of money, facing the reality of […]

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    Sunday Oct 05, 2014 | 10:40 am

    The debut of “Political Brew” and the bonehead moves of the week.

    With a month to Election Day, our political analysts Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling, with Jackie Ward as host, debuted a new weekly segment focused on politics. This week they analyzed the recent Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram poll, discussed the impact of Verso closing on the three candidates, previewed who has the pressure leading int the first debates, and called out the “bonehead political play of the week.” The show will air […]

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