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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • Wednesday Jul 30, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    Republican claim about Michaud, VA bill news coverage inaccurate

    Always read the fine print — It’s an age-old rule. On Wednesday, in the case of a salvo from Gov. Paul LePage’s chief political strategist, the lesson may be to read all of the print, especially if you’re relying on it to slam a political opponent. Washington, D.C. consultant Brent Littlefield, who shapes strategy for the governor’s re-election campaign, fired off a press statement assailing the conspicuous absence of Representative Michael […]

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    Wednesday Jul 30, 2014 | 11:50 am

    DHHS chief Mary Mayhew honored by Maine conservatives

    The Maine Heritage Policy Center on Tuesday honored Mary Mayhew, the commissioner of state’s Department of Health and Human Services, during its “Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon” in Portland. The conservative think-tank’s “Freedom and Opportunity Award” is given annually to “the Maine citizen who has best demonstrated a core commitment to the principles of Freedom and Opportunity that serve to improve the economic well-being in this great state,” the group said […]

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    Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    DNC Chair: Pingree wins ‘most unique commute’ award

    Before Monday’s Democratic rally for Maine women, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her family spent Sunday evening at Rep. Chellie Pingree’s home on North Haven. Schultz not only got a taste of lobsters, but the Floridian also a taste of what it’s like to commute from North Haven in quintessential Maine weather. The small island community of about 355 resident is located 12 miles off Rockland. In her opening […]

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    Sunday Jul 27, 2014 | 5:21 pm

    Michaud campaign makes $1 million TV buy

    The campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Sunday posted an approximately $1 million television ad buy that will begin showing after Labor Day. The purchase records for the run began posting on Portland’s WCSH 6 Sunday afternoon. The records had not yet posted for the other markets, but Lizzy Reinholt, a spokeswoman for the campaign, confirmed that the buy covered Bangor and Presque Isle as well. […]

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  • Friday Jul 25, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Report: Eliot Cutler says Maine Dems asked him to represent the party in 2014. Dems: Not true

    Was Independent Eliot Cutler the Maine Democratic Party’s preferred candidate to take on Gov. Paul LePage in 2014? According to a report on Seacoast online, Cutler told a group of supporters and undecided “fence-sitters” in Kennebunkport that he was asked after the 2010 election to run as a Democrat in 2014. The Seacoast online article does not include any Democratic response. Maine Democratic Party  Chairman Ben Grant denied Cutler’s statement […]

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    Thursday Jul 24, 2014 | 4:08 pm

    Barney Frank helping Michaud campaign

    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s gubernatorial campaign has been getting some help from former Mass. Rep. Barney Frank, a well-known and at-times controversial Democrat. Frank, who is known for his quick wit and speaking skills, has been counseling and co-hosting events for Michaud. Frank’s involvement in Michaud’s campaign was first reported Thursday by the Boston Globe, which wrote a story about Frank returning to Capitol Hill to defend his financial reform […]

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    Thursday Jul 24, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    DNC chair to hold ‘Women Take Action 2014′ rally for Maine Democrats in Portland July 28

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida and chair of the Democratic National Committee, will be in Portland on Monday to promote the Congressional and gubernatorial candidates. Schultz will highlight the party’s candidates as “the clear choice this November for Maine women and working families,” according to a press release from Maine Democrats. U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democratic nominee for governor, is facing criticism — particularly from independent candidate Eliot Cutler […]

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  • Thursday Jul 24, 2014 | 10:42 am

    Colbert on border crisis: ‘Folks, no where is this problem more pronounced than in Maine’

    Opponents of Republican Gov. Paul LePage believe he should only serve one term, and not just because of his policies. They argue that some of LePage’s comments have focused the national spotlight on Maine for all the wrong reasons, and in some cases have made Maine a national punch line. On Wednesday, those opponents received another arrow in their quiver when comedian Stephen Colbert spoofed LePage’s reaction to discovering that […]

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  • Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 | 5:10 pm

    Bellows campaign re-shoots part of ad after criticism about non-Maine worker

    The Bellows for Senate campaign has replaced a portion of an advertisement on the “working class” a day after being criticized for using stock footage of a worker who was not from Maine. Last Friday, Shenna Bellows released an ad that calls for raising the minimum wage and increasing the Social Security benefit as part of her campaign against Republican incumbent Sen. Susan Collins. The ad featured several brief clips […]

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