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Monday September 22, 2014

Contributors: Politics - 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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    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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    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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    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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    Wednesday Aug 13, 2014 | 2:50 pm

    Betsy Smith resigns her position as head of Cutler PAC

    On July 15, Betsy Smith left her position as head of the Campaign for Maine, a PAC dedicated to promoting and electing Eliot Cutler for Governor. In a text to me she said, “It has nothing to do with Eliot – I’m still supportive and believe he’s the best candidate in the race. The PAC and I just had different goals and strategies for how to reach the end game. It […]

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    Saturday Aug 09, 2014 | 7:00 am

    Should LePage sue to get taxpayer money returned for the Alexander Report?

    The federal government is looking for Maine to refund it millions of dollars in Medicaid payments, because a psychiatric hospital in Augusta failed to meet safety standards. But the LePage administration says its confident it won’t have to pay up. Meanwhile, Governor LePage is going forward with his plan to require some welfare recipients to pass drug tests to continue getting benefits. At the same time he has said he […]

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    Thursday Aug 07, 2014 | 8:17 pm

    Republican State Senate candidate Stuart “Toby” Pennels in serious condition after motorcycle accident

    According to a webpage set up on his behalf, Republican state senate candidate Toby Pennels was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening and remains in serious condition at Central Maine Medical Center. Reportedly, the accident occurred near Rangeley, ME. Pennels is a 30 year Veteran who served in Iraq and was a former School Board Member in RSU14, Windham/Raymond. He replaced David Call in the race two weeks ago […]

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    Monday Jul 21, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Bellows uses stock video to show Maine worker

    Shenna Bellows released a new television ad on Friday. In it she discusses the need for raising the minimum wage and increasing social security. Throughout the ad she has images of adults and kids standing in front of what is perhaps a family home in Hancock, then she has a couple of pictures of the elderly, and then a nice shot of a good looking guy in a warehouse. Here’s the […]

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    Saturday Jul 19, 2014 | 7:51 am

    Did Poliquin snatch momentum from Cain?

    Phil and Ethan discuss the latest on the nursing home controversy and the second congressional district race. Did Gov. LePage get a political victory and has Republican nominee Bruce Poliquin snatched momentum from Democratic nominee Emily Cain in CD2? In the second CD, while Cain has raised more money overall and leads by a few points in the latest polls, Poliquin has come out of the primary having raised significantly more […]

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