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  • Saturday Sep 08, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    King camp: GoogleEarth use legal

    For weeks the Maine Republican Party has been aggressively attacking — or "vetting" — Angus King, the independent candidate for U.S. Senate. It wasted little time Friday pouncing on King’s new television ad. Shortly after Republican candidate Charlie Summers’ campaign claimed that King rushed to get the spot on the air to respond to what Summers surrogates have described as a "moderate" ad buy that began in the 2nd Congressional District, […]

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  • Wednesday Sep 05, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Dill takes message “Up”

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Dill had a few minutes to talk policy on the MSNBC program "Up With Chris," with host Chris Hayes. Hayes invited five congressional candidates to discuss the importance of their races. The Dill campaign captured the following segment from the interview. The full interview is beneath the abbreviated version.    Cynthia Dill on MSNBC’s "Up w/Chris Hayes" politics program from Boss Media on Vimeo. Visit […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 04, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    Obama to stump in Portsmouth, N.H.

    President Obama is expected to visit Portsmouth, N.H. on Friday for a campaign event.  Obama will be joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden during what the Obama campaign is describing as a "grassroots event" at the Strawberry Banke Museum.  The campaign has announced that tickets are available for the free event, which begins at 10 a.m. To pick up a ticket, members of […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 04, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Rove to Snowe donors: Get your money back, send it to Summers

    Bloomberg Businessweek has an exclusive inside look at a recent meeting between Republican strategist Karl Rove and potential donors to his super PAC American Crossroads. The story also has a Maine hook, as Rove gives his assessment of the U.S. Senate race.  The story notes that Rove is an uneasy about the race, where Republican Charlie Summers is trailing independent Angus King. Rove also has a message for Republicans who […]

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  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 9:11 am

    Talking delegates, elections and local politics on WGAN

    Click here to listen to the weekly interview with WGAN 560 morning show hosts Mike Violette and Ken Altshuler.  We covered several topics this week, including what’s next for the Ron Paul supporters, the possibility that Gov. Paul LePage will call a special legislative session and Sunday’s look at the battle for control of the state Legislature.  A brief programming note: I’m on vacation this week so don’t expect many […]

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  • Wednesday Aug 22, 2012 | 10:48 am

    GOP state Senate candidate tours district by land, sea and air

    Talk about playing to your strengths. Maine State Senate candidate Chris Tyll, a former Navy SEAL, has planned a clever, and for most of us, exhausting, tour of the district he hopes to represent next year. Tyll, a Republican running for Senate District 11 against independent Richard Woodbury, will join fellow Navy SEALS in biking, swimming and flying through the district.  In a press release, Tyll wrote that the exercise […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 21, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    Nurses, state employees union endorse Dill

    A week after getting a little funding help from former Gov. John Baldacci, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Cynthia Dill has picked up two endorsements from labor groups. Dill announced the endorsements of the Maine State Employees Association SEIU Local 1989 and the Maine State Nurses Association. “I am thrilled to receive these endorsements,” Dill said in a release. “Getting the support of these two groups is meaningful and important. […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 21, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    King, Bowles to discuss debt crisis

    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Angus King will discuss the national debt with former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, the King campaign announced Tuesday.   Angus King invited Bowles to the Sept. 9 forum, which will be held at the University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall. Bowles is the former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton and he was the co-chair of the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission, President Obama’s […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 21, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    POLITICO: National small business group to boost Raye

    POLITICO’s Morning Score blog reported Tuesday that the National Federation of Independent Businesses will kick off a $2 million campaign to bolster the group’s endorsed congressional candidates.  The campaign will include ads hitting U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, in an effort to boost his Republican opponent Kevin Raye, according to the report. Raye, the current state Senate president, is also a member of the NFIB.  The ad buy is targeting […]

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