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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • Friday Aug 08, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Stephen King, Maine Democratic rainmakers host fundraiser for Michaud

    Author Stephen King and a slate of major contributors to the Maine Democratic Party will host a fundraiser Monday for gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, according to an invitation obtained by the Sunlight Foundation. King, who recently hosted a fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows, will headline the event for Michaud, which will be held at the Port City Music Hall in Portland. The current host list […]

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  • Thursday Aug 07, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    Forecasters give Poliquin the edge in 2nd District, but Democrats shouldn’t worry just yet

    After updating its congressional forecast on Thursday, the Washington Post says Republican Bruce Poliquin still has the best chance to win in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. The newspaper’s Election Lab said Poliquin has a 64 percent chance to win the seat over Democrat Emily Cain. That number hasn’t changed much since June, when the newspaper gave Republicans a 63 percent chance to win the seat. The former state treasurer from Oakland would be the […]

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    Wednesday Aug 06, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    Cutler nabs Republican endorsement

      State Sen. Patrick Flood, a Republican from Augusta, announced Wednesday that he has endorsed Independent candidate Eliot Cutler in this year’s governor’s race. Flood, widely respected in the State House for his quiet demeanor, knowledge of state budgets and willingness to work toward compromise, has not always agreed with Gov. Paul LePage, his party’s candidate. Whether his decision to publicly endorse Cutler holds any sway with other moderate Republicans is […]

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    Monday Aug 04, 2014 | 5:59 pm

    Michaud’s 1st campaign ad highlights mill work, working together

    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democratic nominee for governor, will begin running his first campaign ad Tuesday, the campaign said in a press release Monday. The 30-second ad is entitled, “Millworker,” and features Michaud talking about his Maine roots. It will run on all the major networks in the Portland, Bangor and Presque Isle media markets, the campaign said. The ad shows scenic pictures of Maine, the Great Northern Paper […]

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    Monday Aug 04, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    Cutler goes for drama as he challenges LePage and Michaud to debate

    The stage was set. The podium on the left, naturally, was labeled for Democrat Mike Michaud. On the right, a sign for Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler stood in the middle, ready to debate his two opponents. The only problem? It wasn’t a real debate. It was the latest attempt by the Cutler campaign to draw attention to the fact that the election is less than 100 […]

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  • Monday Aug 04, 2014 | 10:25 am

    New poll, same (mostly) story for Maine race for governor

    The Portland-based Maine Peoples Resource Center released a poll Monday showing that the race for the Blaine House remains a statistical dead heat with less than 100 days left before Election Day. The automated telephone poll of 796 likely voters showed Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud leading Republican Gov. Paul LePage by less than two points, 42.6 percent to 41.4 percent, while independent Eliot Cutler is a distant third at […]

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  • Saturday Aug 02, 2014 | 9:07 am

    Maine’s 2nd District hopefuls oppose GOP lawsuit against Obama

    None of the candidates for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat support a proposed lawsuit against President Barack Obama, a move backed by the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives. On Wednesday, House Republicans authorized the suit along party lines, accusing Obama of abuse of power. It hasn’t moved forward in court, but it is motivated by the president’s delay of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the health care law that Republicans have long fought. […]

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  • Thursday Jul 31, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    Did Bellows receive a ‘unanimous’ endorsement from the AFL-CIO? Yes — and no

    Democrat Shenna Bellows’ statement that she received a “unanimous” endorsement from a major labor union is drawing criticism from Republicans in the latest battle for the “working class” vote. But as so frequently happens in politics, where things are rarely as black or white as campaigns portray them, there’s an element of truth in both sides’ claims. Republicans’ latest salvo against Bellows – who is running to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins – […]

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  • Wednesday Jul 30, 2014 | 3:35 pm

    Republican claim about Michaud, VA bill news coverage inaccurate

    Always read the fine print — It’s an age-old rule. On Wednesday, in the case of a salvo from Gov. Paul LePage’s chief political strategist, the lesson may be to read all of the print, especially if you’re relying on it to slam a political opponent. Washington, D.C. consultant Brent Littlefield, who shapes strategy for the governor’s re-election campaign, fired off a press statement assailing the conspicuous absence of Representative Michael […]

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