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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    Lesbian group backs gay marriage

    LPAC, which describes itself as "the lesbian super PAC," announced today that it is endorsing the Maine campaign for gay marriage. "We are excited about the prospects of winning marriage at the ballot box for the first time in 2012," said LPAC Chairwoman Sarah Schmidt in a prepared statement. "Mainers United for Marriage and their coalition partners in Maine have done an incredible job changing hearts and minds about marriage over […]

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  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    Snowe, Collins express frustration with GOP

    Maine’s two U.S. Senators have had some harsh words for their party in the last few days.   Sen. Olympia Snowe and Sen. Susan Collins are both clearly frustrated that Republicans are once again defending a rigid pro-life platform in the wake of the controversial "legitimate rape" comments of Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri. Snowe wrote an opinion piece published in the Washington Post Friday calling for Republican presidential candidate Mitt […]

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  • Monday Aug 27, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Live from Tampa: Maine delegation under extra scrutiny

    TAMPA, Fla. – Maine’s delegation to the Republican National Convention is one of a handful of states being subjected to additional credentialing scrutiny in another apparent example of lingering tension over the bitter fight between national party leaders and Ron Paul supporters. Delegation member said that Maine’s representatives will have to pick up their credentials to access the convention floor on a daily basis, whereas delegations in most other states […]

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  • Friday Aug 24, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Catholics plan Sunday gay-marriage event

    Catholics for Marriage Equality will join the Lincoln County Coalition for Marriage Equality for a demonstration of support for gay marriage on Sunday. The gathering is set for noon on the bridge over the Damariscotta River between Newcastle and Damariscotta, according to a release sent out this morning. "Help hold our purple banners that proclaim the way life should be for all loving couples in Maine," the release says. Of course […]

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  • Wednesday Aug 22, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Is this LePage’s secret plan?

    Some Maine Republicans want Gov. LePage to follow through with the idea of a special legislative session. And they want him to use it to try to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. LePage told an audience of Republicans last week that he was considering a special session before the election that would push the envelope, rile Democrats and put Maine on the right course for the […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 21, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Pingree, Snowe among Top 50 richest members of Congress

    WASHINGTON – Maine is not known as a particularly wealthy state (ranking 35th in per capita personal income in 2007). But two of the Pine Tree State’s four elected representatives in Washington, DC, rank among the Top 50 wealthiest members of Congress. U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, has consistently appeared in annual rankings of the richest senators and House members due, in part, to the income and investments of her […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 21, 2012 | 10:28 am

    GLAD funds second gay-marriage ad

    A second ad in support of gay marriage will run for several weeks in August and September, Mainers United for Marriage announced today. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, which is based in Boston, paid for the ad, which features Pat and Dan Lawson of Monroe talking about their gay twin sons. "If my son finds someone that he’s in love with and wants to create a bond that’s going to last […]

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  • Monday Aug 20, 2012 | 7:35 pm

    LePage response raises more eyebrows

    Gov. Paul LePage still isn’t talking publicly about the secret initiative and special legislative session that he warned fellow Republicans about last week. But WCSH-6 reporter Chris Rose got the governor on tape today apparently trying to brush off some of the controversy with a little sarcasm, and instead raising eyebrows all over again. The tape shows Rose following LePage through a parking lot and asking him if he told […]

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  • Monday Aug 20, 2012 | 11:40 am

    Bloggers spin Summers’ poll numbers

    A conservative blogger for the Washington Post is taking up the call for Republicans to back Charlie Summers in Maine’s U.S. Senate race. In a column titled, “Message to the GOP: Maine is not lost!,” Marc Thiessen cites a Portland Press Herald poll from late June showing that independent candidate Angus King had a 28-percentage point lead over Summers. Then he writes that after two weeks of anti-King TV advertising […]

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