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  • Saturday May 05, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    Maine GOP Convention notes

    (Updates in italics) 2 p.m. – U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is speaking now at the convention. Collins is hammering Obama Administration and policies she says are increasing the regulatory burden and hurting the economy.  Collins also gave a tip of the hat to the Republicans currently in control of state government.  Meanwhile, the Ron Paul insurrection is temporarily on hold.  So far delegates have already elected Paul supporter Ron […]

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  • Saturday May 05, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    King statement on Cornell du Houx-Herbig

    A quick break from the Republican State Convention to relay a statement from independent candidate for U.S. Senate Angus King . . . King, who resides in Brunswick, weighed in on the controversy between Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, also of Brunswick, and Rep. Erin Herbig, of Belfast. Herbig this week secured a temporary court protection-from-abuse order and her allegations against du Houx, her former boyfriend, are being investigated by […]

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  • Saturday May 05, 2012 | 9:42 am

    Paul supporters geared up for GOP convention

    Thousands lined up outside the Augusta Civic Center for today’s Republican State Convention. The line started early as Ron Paul and Mitt Romney supporters angled to take control of the convention. That contest is expected to unfold at the beginning of proceedings when delegates elect the convention chairman. The build-up intensified on Thursday when Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster emailed delegates warning that Paul supporters had threatened a convention take […]

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  • Thursday May 03, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    Maine GOP chair wary of convention ‘takeover’

    Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster today warned members that Ron Paul supporters may attempt to hijack this weekend’s state convention. Webster, in an email sent to delegates and alternates, said that a representative from the Paul campaign had recently informed him that it intended to "take over" the Republican State Convention and the Republican State Committee during this weekend’s proceedings at the Augusta Civic Center. While Paul lags far […]

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  • Wednesday May 02, 2012 | 9:04 pm

    GOP Senate candidates discuss hyper-partisanship

    All six Republican candidates vying for U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe’s, R-Maine, seat tonight were asked how they feel about the "purported hyper-partisanship" that Snowe says prompted her to abandon her re-election bid. Below are the responses the candidates offered during a forum held in Brunswick. Note the varying answers, all of which seemed appropriate on a night when the candidates appeared to make concerted eforts to seperate themselves from one […]

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  • Tuesday May 01, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    Angus King to talk turkey at Chick-fil-A event

    Former Gov. Angus King will be a keynote speaker in an event connected to the upcoming Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a web simulcast that will feature such celebrities as NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien. King, who is running as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, will participate in the local phase of the May 4 event, which is essentially a fundraiser for the Auburn Police Department’s Police Activities […]

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  • Tuesday May 01, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Angus King announces party chairs

    In a move seemingly designed to reaffirm his independent credentials, U.S. Senate candidate Angus King today announced several campaign chairs representing broad political interests. The statewide campaign chairs include three independents, three Democrats and three Republicans. The move comes on the heels of widely distributed remarks from U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who told The Hill that the Maine senate seat would be under Democratic control come 2013. The list […]

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  • Tuesday May 01, 2012 | 8:31 am

    Stephen King lets it fly in tax screed

     Stephen King dives headlong into the tax-the-rich debate in a long, expletive-laden piece for The Daily Beast.  King takes sharp aim at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who recently said that Warren Buffett should just "write a check and shut up" if he was so concerned that he was paying less taxes than his secretary.  To Christie’s response King had this — and much, much more —  to say: "What […]

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    Thursday Apr 26, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Maine Aggregate Association meets with LePage, shuts out press

    The Maine Aggregate Association, a trade association representing gravel pit and quarry owners, held its annual meeting Wednesday at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. Gov. Paul LePage was the special guest and his visit was originally posted on his public events calendar. The event was originally supposed to be open to the media, but that changed earlier this week when the administration sent a corrected release saying the press […]

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