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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • Tuesday Jul 17, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    Michaud, Pingree say no more foreign-made Olympic uniforms

    WASHINGTON — Maine Congressman Mike Michaud, who has long been active on fair trade issues, has joined the chorus of lawmakers upset that U.S. Olympians will be wearing uniforms made in China when they compete in London later this month. Michaud, D-District 2, co-led a coalition of 59 members of Congress who signed a letter on Tuesday urging the U.S. Olympic Committee to adopt policies to ensure that – presumably […]

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  • Monday Jul 16, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Summers reports fundraising increase; King well ahead in money chase

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Summers raised more than $240,000 for his campaign through the end of June, according to his latest campaign finance report. That total includes more $122,000 raised in the two weeks after he won the GOP primary on June 12. It also includes $57,000 from political action committees since the start of the campaign. In addition to the contributions, Summers loaned his campaign $55,000 just before […]

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  • Friday Jul 13, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Religious freedom theme emerging in marriage debate

    Miriam Conners, a 58-year-old grandmother in Topsham, sent out a press release today from her political action committee Maine4Marriage to draw attention to one aspect of the gay-marriage debate she feels has been underplayed.  It’s the idea that individuals and small businesses who oppose gay marriage will face a spate of lawsuits if they refuse to provide services to gay couples. In a letter to EqualityMaine Executive Director Betsy Smith, […]

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  • Thursday Jul 12, 2012 | 4:59 pm

    “Values Bus” to hit Moxie Fest

     A bus tour that looks to "advance the cause of moral and fiscal responsibility" will hit Maine this weekend, starting at 4 p.m. Friday at the Moxie Fest in front of Lisbon High School.  The Family Research Council and The Heritage Foundation’s Values Bus tour will support the Christian Civic League of Maine’s efforts to defeat a November referendum to allow same-sex couples to marry.   In a statement, civic league […]

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  • Thursday Jul 12, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    Collins’ streak expected to hit 5,000-vote mark Thurs.

    Those interested in the political process may want to tune into the U.S. Senate this afternoon (Thursday) beginning around 2 p.m. That is when Maine’s own Sen. Susan Collins is expected to cast her 5,000th consecutive vote. While nowhere near a record (she would have to more than double her streak to overtake the king of not missing votes, the late Wisconsin Sen. William Proxmire), Collins’ feat is still noteworthy. […]

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  • Wednesday Jul 11, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    Tilting at King’s wind mills may be futile

    We’re publishing the results of a statewide poll of voters this week, but here’s an interesting tidbit about the Maine Senate race that got left on the cutting room floor. Republicans have criticized former Gov. Angus King as a wealthy, federally subsidized wind-farm developer. King’s recent career in the wind industry doesn’t appear to be a problem for most voters, however, according to the poll. Forty-seven percent of the voters […]

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  • Monday Jul 09, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    Pingree, Sussman attend historic same-sex nuptials

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and her husband, S. Donald Sussman, were on hand this past weekend to witness the first wedding of a sitting member of Congress to his same-sex partner. Pingree and Sussman, both of whom are vocal advocates for same-sex marriage, were among the 300 or so guests invited to the private wedding ceremony between U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Newton, and his longtime partner, Ogunquit resident […]

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  • Friday Jul 06, 2012 | 2:13 pm

    Rep. du Houx profiled in book of principled young leaders

    State Rep. Cornell du Houx (D-Brunswick) was once thought a rising star in the world of Maine politics. Then there was a nasty breakup with another lawmaker who filed a temporary protection-from-abuse order against him. By the time a court settlement was negotiated, the head of his own party was publicly calling for him not to seek reelection. Du Houx resisted, but last week announced he would stand down after […]

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  • Tuesday Jun 26, 2012 | 6:51 pm

    Democrats again accuse Summers of supressing votes

    The Maine Democratic Party is accusing Republican Secretary of State and U.S. Senate nominee Charlie Summers of voter suppression because his office is running short of voter registration cards. Party officials discovered the shortage when they went to the Secretary of State’s Office in the past week to ask for large numbers of the forms to use at voter registration drives, such as at fairs and festivals. The office limited […]

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