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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

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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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  • Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 | 3:47 pm

    Tweets and consequences for Michaud intern

    A 21-year-old intern for the Mike Michaud campaign was suspended indefinitely Tuesday after the Maine Republican Party seized on a series of vulgar tweets by the college student. Maine Republican Party spokesman David Sorenson lambasted the Michaud campaign for the tweets of Ben Gagnon, a Wheaton College student from Pownal who volunteers doing data entry for the U.S. Congressman’s gubernatorial campaign. Gagnon, in an apparent attempt to preempt the GOP’s […]

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  • Friday Jul 18, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    UPDATED: Bellows, Collins buy airtime as Dem prepares for statewide walk

    Democrat Shenna Bellows has begun airing new ads on television stations throughout Maine ahead of a 350-mile walk to build support for her campaign for the U.S. Senate. The campaign of incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins, meanwhile, promptly responded Friday by purchasing even more TV time than the Bellows camp in an early example of the political advertising wars likely to dominate Maine’s TV airwaves through the fall elections. The Bellows campaign purchased […]

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