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Friday July 11, 2014

Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • Wednesday Jul 09, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    Collins raises money lead on Bellows in Maine Senate race

    Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins increased her money lead on Democratic opponent Shenna Bellows over the latest fundraising quarter, out-raising her by nearly $340,000 for the three months from April 1 to June 30. Collins will report raising $900,000 in that period, with $4 million on hand out of nearly $5.5 million raised so far, her campaign said Monday. Bellows spokesman Adam Sarvana said the candidate raised approximately $563,000 over the same time […]

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    Tuesday Jul 08, 2014 | 7:26 pm

    Andy Card, top Bush-43 staffer, to headline Maine fundraiser

    Break out the fine china: A member of GOP royalty is coming to Maine. Andy Card, the former White House Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, will headline a fundraiser dinner at the home of a Naples couple July 15. Card is the featured guest of Don and Nancy Vose, who along with Maine GOP party chairman Rick Bennett, will welcome Card for a $50-per-head reception. For Card, who was born […]

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  • Tuesday Jul 08, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    PAC plans $2M in ad buys to support Michaud for governor

    The MaineForward PAC, a political action committee supported by labor unions, teachers and progressive activist groups, announced this week that it plans to reserve upwards of $2 million worth of ad time on local cable and broadcast TV stations this fall in support of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democratic candidate for governor. Michaud is locked in a tight three-way race with Republican Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler — […]

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  • Monday Jul 07, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    Mass. Gov. Patrick adds Saco stop to Maine campaign swing for Michaud

    The York County Democrats on Sunday announced that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be joining Maine’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, on Monday, July 21, in Saco to talk about grassroots organizing. As we previously reported, Patrick will be in Cumberland County that same afternoon for a noontime fundraiser for Michaud at the Cumberland Club in Portland. Patrick is rumored to be a possible 2016 presidential candidate. Patrick’s Together political […]

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    Saturday Jul 05, 2014 | 8:00 pm

    Does Mary Mayhew want to be the governor of Maine?

    One does not typically consider leading the state’s largest, complicated and historically troubled bureaucracy as a springboard for the Blaine House. It’s more like a trap door. A safer spot is the Department of Economic and Community Development, where the agency head can show up for ribbon cuttings and claim, accurately or not, that he or she brought jobs to Maine. Nonetheless, there is chatter among some Republicans that Mary […]

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  • Friday Jul 04, 2014 | 8:06 am

    Wanna know who paid for that political ad? This app may help.

    It’s not quite time to endure the onslaught of televised political ads, but it’s coming, so be prepared. For some that means ensuring that the mute button works, but for political junkies it means finding out who paid for the ads. For the junkies, the Sunlight Foundation has a new app that may help. It’s called Ad Hawk and you can install it on your iPhone or Android device. It […]

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  • Thursday Jul 03, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    Bellows wants 10 debates against Collins in Maine Senate race

    Democrat Shenna Bellows is pressing Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins to agree to 10 debates ahead of the November election. In a letter sent Thursday to her opponent’s campaign, Bellows pointed out that Collins and former U.S. Rep. Tom Allen, D-District 1, held 10 debates during the 2008 Senate campaign. Bellows said she “admired” that hearty debate schedule and added that she believes Maine voters “want and deserve full engagement […]

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    Thursday Jul 03, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Maine gubernatorial hopefuls on parade this Fourth of July

    What politician doesn’t love a parade — especially one celebrating our nation’s Declaration of Independence from the British Empire? The answer: Very few, especially this year’s field of gubernatorial hopefuls. While Maine’s three major candidates will be fanning out across the state this weekend, they will all converge in Bangor on Friday. Here’s a rundown of where each candidate will be pounding the pavement, pressing the flesh, kissing babies and […]

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    Wednesday Jul 02, 2014 | 4:43 pm

    It’s Day 3 of the LePage, Sovereign Citizens controversy

    The week of the July 4th holiday is typically a sleepy news week. Republican Gov. Paul LePage and the Maine Republican Party are probably wishing for typical. But that hasn’t been the case for Maine’s governor, who finds himself in another full-blown controversy following the publication of an excerpt from a book written by liberal activist Mike Tipping. Tipping, using public documents and segments from the Aroostook Watchmen radio show, […]

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