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Monday October 20, 2014

Contributors: Politics - Agree to Disagree

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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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    Thursday Oct 02, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    Is Cutler pulling up stakes?

    Other than polling, one of the best ways to monitor the competitiveness of a statewide or federal campaign is to see how much TV they and/or their surrogates have purchased. If you see a campaign start pulling back, this either means they have run out of money or they realize they can’t win. In both cases, it is bad news.  The most recent case was when Charlie Summers ran against […]

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    Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    Will LePage show and should Cutler have attacked?

    This morning on the Morning Report with Sahron Rose and Lee Nelson, Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman discuss the latest controversy over whether Paul LePage will join the debates, why he is threatening to not attend, and was Michaud smart to say that he would attend even if Cutler is the only other attendee? Is LePage scared and/or trying to change the subject from his comments that SS equals welfare as […]

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    Saturday Aug 23, 2014 | 9:10 am

    Cutler goes on the attack in his second ad

    Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler has a new TV ad out where he calls out both republican Paul LePage and democrat Mike Michaud for not agreeing to do more debates. It is the first direct TV attack from any of the campaigns. Is his attack legit and will it be effective? Is it realistic to expect any more than the handful of debates that are already scheduled? Also, the […]

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  • 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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