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  • Friday May 11, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    King: I’ll challenge pressure to pick caucus for committee assignment

    Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Angus King told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that if he’s elected he’ll challenge rules saying he has to pick a caucus in order receive a committee assignment. King has been under pressure to announce which party he’ll caucus with, but he so far refused to commit to one party. Matthews attempted to press the issue during his interview with King. Here’s a snip from the transcript: […]

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  • Sunday May 06, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Tensions rise at Maine GOP convention

    Delegates from Franklin County challenge convention Chairman Brent Tweed. Tweed is a Ron Paul supporter.  

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    Sunday May 06, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    Romney top lawyer working Maine GOP convention

      Benjamin Ginsberg, second from left, is Mitt Romney’s top lawyer. Ginsberg was sent to Maine to deal with an assortment of legal issues stemming from convention takeover by the Ron Paul campaign.  Paul has captured at least three delegates to send to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Fifteen at-large delegates have unofficially gone to Paul as well.  The Romney camp is challenging the legitimacy of voting process saying […]

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  • Sunday May 06, 2012 | 11:17 am

    List of at-large national convention delegates

    Organizers at the Maine Republican State Convention have released a list of the 15 at-large delegates slated to go to the national Republican convention in Tampa, Fla. The slate is comprised almost entirely of Ron Paul backers. Only Gov. Paul LePage has not endorsed a candidate. The delegates are below accompanied by a bit of personal information when available.  The convention is still in a bit of disarray after Paul […]

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  • Saturday May 05, 2012 | 6:43 pm

    Selected tweets from Maine GOP state convention

    Here’s a link to some tweets from Saturday’s Maine Republican Party State Convention. Warning: Some may contain profanity. [View the story "Tweets from the Maine GOP convention" on Storify]

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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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