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  • Thursday Aug 02, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    National GOP goes after Michaud

    The National Republican Congressional Committee will begin running an ad against U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, on Thursday.  The ad blasts Michaud by attempting to link him with President Obama’s positions on the national debt and other "job-killing" policies.   The NRCC’s ad buy isn’t on the Federal Elections Commision independent expenditure report yet, but a spokesman for the committee said the committee spent "five figures."      

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  • Thursday Aug 02, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    Maine Democratic Party ad targets 5 GOP state senators

    (This post has been updated to show a $75,000 contribution to the SDCC by Donald Sussman; the contribution was not listed in the most recent PAC report, but a pre-primary filing. – S.M.) The Maine Democratic Party has begun running television and direct mail ads Thursday targeting five Republican state senators. It’s an early start for campaign ads about legislative races which typically begin until after Labor Day. It’s also […]

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  • Monday Jul 30, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Dill camp adds to media team

    Cynthia Dill, the Democratic candidate running for the U.S. Senate, has expanded her media team.   Dill announced last week that she has hired Boss Media & Communications LLC. The company is owned by Patsy Wiggins and Jeannine Guttman, the former editor and vice president of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Boss Media is a multimedia consulting firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C.. The company, founded by Guttman, specializes in […]

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  • Monday Jul 30, 2012 | 10:10 am

    POLITICO presses Snowe on rift with Summers

    The rift between U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe and former protege Charlie Summers has been known in Republican circles for some time. While it was finally made public last month, a recent report in POLITICO shows that the two have yet to repair their relationship.  The report explores Summers’ recent visit to Washington D.C. to meet with Republican party leaders about his candidacy to replace Snowe in the U.S. Senate. The report notes […]

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    Saturday Jul 28, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    Maine’s Ron Paul delegates challenged?

    Matt McDonald, who was among the delegates selected to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., wrote on the Daily Paul site Saturday that his seating at the convention has been challenged.  McDonald, a Ron Paul supporter, posted an email from Peter Cianchette, a renowned member of the Maine Republican Party and former ambassador appointed by President George W. Bush. Cianchette is contesting McDonald’s election as a delegate, according […]

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    Friday Jul 27, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Chamber ad buy against King hits 00k

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s television ad buy against independent U.S. Senate candidate Angus King is double previous estimates. The Chamber’s spent $400,000 for ad time in all Maine’s media markets for the 30-second spot "Mainers Know," according to independent expenditure filings with the Federal Elections Commission. The buy is twice the estimate calculated by the Press Herald, which was based on several public filings held by television stations in […]

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  • Thursday Jul 26, 2012 | 12:21 pm

    Maine Small Biz coalition condemns King attack ad by US Chamber

    The Maine Small Business Coalition, a group representing 3,300 businesses in Maine, is blasting an ad attacking Angus King, the independent candidate for U.S. Senate. The ad, which is expected to hit television airwaves today, is part of an estimated $200,000 ad buy by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The ad dubs King, who served two terms as Maine’s governor, the "king of spending" and "mismanagement."  MSBC director Kevin Simowitz, […]

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    Wednesday Jul 25, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    National LGBT activist makes 00k pledge to Maine same-sex marriage effort

    (Gill Foundation photo) Tim Gill, the Colorado software developer and national donor to gay rights causes, has agreed to donate up to $100,000 to the group attempting legalize same-sex marriage in Maine.  The pledge is a matching challenge. Gill, who made his fortune as the head of Quark, Inc., has agreed to match every donation up to $100,000 to the group Mainers United for Marriage through Aug. 10. “I believe […]

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    Tuesday Jul 24, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Billionaire GOP backer steps into Maine marriage equality fray

    Paul Singer (Reuters photo) The latest campaign finance reports for political action committees participating in the same-sex marriage referendum are due tonight at midnight, but one at least one pro-marriage equality PAC has filed early.  The report features a big-time national donor: Paul Singer.  Singer’s $150,000 donation to the Freedom to Marry PAC was noted in Monday’s story about Republican politicians who have decided to join the effort to legalize same-sex […]

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