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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • Thursday Aug 16, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    Civic League calls for civility in marriage debate

    Carroll Conley, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, issued a statement today in response to Wednesday’s shooting at the Family Research Council in Washington DC. A man who allegedly said he didn’t like the conservative politics of the group shot and injured a security guard. Today, Floyd Lee Corkins, 28, was charged with assault with intent to kill while armed, according to the Washington Post. Here’s Conley’s […]

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  • Thursday Aug 16, 2012 | 2:22 pm

    Baldacci raises money for Dill

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Dill is getting some help from former Gov. John Baldacci. Baldacci, who flirted his own run for the open Senate seat, sent out a fundraising appeal for Dill this morning. Politico’s Alexander Burns blogged about it earlier today and we got a copy of the appeal soon after. As Burns points out, Baldacci is one of the first big-name Democrats to come out so visibly […]

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  • Wednesday Aug 15, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    Former Poliquin aide hired by same-sex marriage foes

    Matt Hutson, who served as campaign manager for state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin’s U.S. Senate run, has been hired as campaign director by Protect Marriage Maine. And, his wife Megan, will serve as grassroots coordinator, the campaign announced today. "Matt and Megan are a great addition to our team," said Bob Emrich, chairman of Protect Marriage Maine. "They share our belief that traditional marriage clearly benefits society, and are strongly committed to […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 14, 2012 | 4:45 pm

    Chick-fil-A to go at Tea Party event

    The Christian Civic League and Massachusetts Family Institute are teaming up this week to deliver Chick-fil-A to a Tea Party meeting in Warren. Tea Party members made it known that they wanted to eat some of the fast food as a show of solidarity for the company’s stance against same-sex marriage, the civic league wrote in an email update. Civic League Executive Director Carroll Conley said he was happy to […]

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  • Monday Aug 13, 2012 | 6:17 pm

    Dill, Dodge pick up new endorsements; Summers showcases old one

    Endorsements continue to trickle in for Maine’s U.S. Senate candidates. Here are the latest: Democrat Cynthia Dill picked up the endorsement of The National Women’s Political Caucus. The Washington, D.C.-based group supports pro-choice woman candidates and describes itself as a "grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women." Dill is one of six […]

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  • Thursday Aug 09, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Civic League issues bumper sticker alert

    Regardless of which side you support on the gay marriage issue, there is one important difference from the 2009 campaign. Three years ago, a yes vote meant you opposed gay marriage and a no vote meant you supported it. That’s because it was a people’s veto, which called for a repeal of a law. This time around, it’s much clearer for voters. The question — "Do you want to allow […]

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  • Monday Aug 06, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    Three gay-marriage threads

    U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Dill, a Democrat from Cape Elizabeth, is holding a news conference and rally Wednesday to show her support for same-sex marriage. In particular, Dill will applaud the Democratic Party’s decision to include a plank in the national platform that’s supportive of same-sex marriage, according to a release from her campaign. Dill is expected to be joined by former Maine House Authority Director Dale McCormick and state […]

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  • Friday Aug 03, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Snowe is Europe-bound

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, will meet with leaders of several European nations next week as part of a congressional delegation looking into the Eurozone financial crisis and potential impacts on the U.S. economy. The delegation plans to travel to Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal – five of the countries hit hardest by Europe’s financial crisis – during the five-day trip, according to information released Thursday by the […]

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  • Thursday Aug 02, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    Labor council backs same-sex marriage

    The Southern Maine Labor Council voted this week to endorse a "yes" vote on Question 1 on the November ballot, which asks voters if they want to allow the state to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The labor council, led by the AFL-CIO of Maine, said they were proud to make the endorsement. "Same-sex couples are working alongside us all over the state," said Alan Ray Churchill, council president. "These […]

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