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  • Wednesday Sep 05, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    Ad buys, staff changes mark start of final push in Senate race

    Maine’s U.S. Senate campaigns are gearing up for the final push to Nov. 6. Here’s a look at  some behind the scenes developments. Angus King opened a new campaign office in Bangor Wednesday. That’s in addition to the campaign headquarters in Brunswick and an office in Presque Isle. Offices will open next week in Auburn and Portland, according to the campaign. King, meanwhile, has already paid for significant television advertising […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 04, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Pop band to donate concert proceeds to gay-marriage advocates

    The indie-pop band fun. — yes, lowercase with a period — will donate the proceeds from an Oct. 31 concert in Portland to Mainers United for Marriage, the campaign announced today. The concert is set for the State Theatre and comes on the heels of a 16-country European tour. "This is a huge and historic moment for Maine in which the citizens of Maine have the power to go vote […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 04, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Rove on Portland, ME: Nicer people, less dope

    It’s always interesting to hear what the national power brokers say about Mainers and our U.S. Senate race. It’s even more interesting to hear what they really think. Sheelah Kolhatkar at Bloomberg Businessweek sat in a strategy meeting during the Republican National Convention and then wrote about the candid comments of some top GOP strategists and fundraisers. Among them was Karl Rove, the former deputy chief of staff and political […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 04, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Summers unveils first TV ad from a Senate candidate

    Republican Charlie Summers has unveiled his first television ad in the U.S. Senate general election campaign. The 30-second ad is intended to introduce, or re-introduce, Summers. Unlike the independent ads aired on his behalf in recent weeks, there’s no mention of his opponents.    The ad will begin running this week in the 2nd Congresisonal District, according to a blog post by former Republican Maine Sen. Phil Harriman. No word […]

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    Thursday Aug 30, 2012 | 5:37 pm

    Texans say don’t mess with Texas…or Maine

    TAMPA, Fla. — Texans who have rallied behind Maine’s contested Ron Paul delegates took their message outside of the convention hall and onto the street on Thursday, hawking special t-shirts inspired by Maine’s fight and talking to passers-by. For $15, anyone could pick up a t-shirt in a variety of colors declaring "Texas Remembers the Alamo . . . and the Maine" as well as four other states where skirmishes […]

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  • Thursday Aug 30, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Protect Marriage Maine steps up fund-raising call

    At least a couple of times a week, both sides in the gay-marriage campaign are sending out emails asking for money. Today, Protect Marriage Maine stepped up the appeal by claiming that advocates put the question on the ballot this year "because the national media would be distracted with the presidential race." "The pro-Gay Marriage groups have raised millions of dollars, and the lack of national media on this important […]

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  • Thursday Aug 30, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    Millinocket’s name soon headed out to sea

    Top Navy brass will pay a visit to Maine’s North Woods next month to honor a war hero and the area in which he grew up. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is expected to visit Millinocket on Sunday, Sept. 2 as part of a naming ceremony for one of the service’s newest joint high-speed vessels, the U.S.N.S. Millinocket, Sen. Susan Collins’ office announced Thursday. This is the second ship […]

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    Thursday Aug 30, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Photos: Sights and scenes from the RNC

      National political conventions are all about the visuals, from the entirely pre-scripted proceedings on the convention floor to the outfits and outlandish hats that delegates wear. Here are a few photos taken over the past few days by Kevin Miller, Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald/MaineToday Media, who has been in Tampa covering Maine’s delegation to the Republican National Convention. Bryan Daugherty, a Maine delegate from Bangor […]

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  • Wednesday Aug 29, 2012 | 2:03 pm

    Summers in Tampa stumping for campaign cash

    Secretary of State Charlie Summers is in Tampa on Wednesday not as a delegate to the Republican National Convention but instead as a U.S. Senate candidate looking for campaign cash. Tampa is where it’s at right now if you’re a Republican, with tens of thousands of party faithful, political leaders, corporate big-wigs, lobbyists and political organizations crowded into downtown and its environs. The convention itself only consumes a few hours […]

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