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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

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    Wednesday Jul 02, 2014 | 4:43 pm

    It’s Day 3 of the LePage, Sovereign Citizens controversy

    The week of the July 4th holiday is typically a sleepy news week. Republican Gov. Paul LePage and the Maine Republican Party are probably wishing for typical. But that hasn’t been the case for Maine’s governor, who finds himself in another full-blown controversy following the publication of an excerpt from a book written by liberal activist Mike Tipping. Tipping, using public documents and segments from the Aroostook Watchmen radio show, […]

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  • Wednesday Jul 02, 2014 | 10:52 am

    Maine Democrats continue to expand ground game

    The Maine Democratic Party continue to expand its ground game tonight with the campaign kick off at the party headquarters in Augusta. So far, Democrats have opened 13 campaign offices, seven of which are located south of Augusta. Spokeswoman Rachel Irwin said the party expects to have campaign offices in  all 16 counties by the end of the month, allowing them to organize volunteers for “an aggressive grassroots campaign that […]

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  • Friday Jun 27, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    Michaud to headline rally against Citizens United ruling in Kittery

    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democratic candidate for governor, will be a featured speaker Sunday at a rally in York County against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. While the ruling continues to be assailed by the political left, who decry the increased influence it give corporations in elections, Michaud’s appearance could create an opening for his gubernatorial opponents — Republican Gov. Paul LePage, independent Eliot […]

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  • Wednesday Jun 25, 2014 | 5:23 pm

    UPDATED: Major LGBT group endorses Collins, who endorses same-sex marriage

    The national gay rights organization Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who also indicated Wednesday for the first time (publicly, at least) that she supports same-sex marriage. As the nation’s largest advocacy organization on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals, the Human Rights Campaign’s endorsement certainly carries weight within the LGBT community. So the endorsement is clearly a disappointment for the campaign and supporters of Democratic […]

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  • Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 | 5:13 pm

    After branding Michaud problem solver, centrist group does same for Cutler

    Now they’re even. A day after giving Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud its Problem Solver Seal of Approval, the national centrist group No Labels has given the same award to independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. A surprise? Nope. Cutler has received money from No Labels co-founder Nancy Jacobsen and he’s participated in events put on by the organization. And, oh yeah, he helped found No Labels, a national organization that describes […]

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  • Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 | 3:37 pm

    Cutler says he’ll match campaign donations dollar for dollar

    Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler said in an email to supporters Tuesday that he will match, dollar for dollar, all donations that come in to his campaign over the next three weeks. “When I decided to run for governor, I knew it would mean investing my own money in this campaign and in Maine’s future,” Cutler said. “I’m confident that Maine’s voters will make the right choice – but […]

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    Tuesday Jun 24, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick to raise funds for Michaud’s gubernatorial campaign

     Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick  and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will be in Portland next month to help raise money for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s gubernatorial campaign. Patrick became the first African American governor of The Bay State when he seceded Mitt Romney in 2006. Press Herald State House Bureau Chief Steve Mistler reported last month that Patrick planned to use his Together political action committee, which formed in 2012 to […]

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  • Monday Jun 23, 2014 | 4:03 pm

    Planned Parenthood’s $50K ad buy for Michaud includes online video ad

    Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund Political Action Committee on Monday released a new ad touting its recent endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud for governor. The 59-year-old Democrat is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who vetoed Mainecare expansion and the Women’s Health Initiative, which increased access to preventative health care and birth control for roughly 13,000 low-income women. Michaud is in a three-way race with LePage and  independent […]

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  • Monday Jun 23, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    National centrist dubs Michaud a problem solver

    No Labels, a national organization that describes itself as a group dedicated to problem solving in politics, announced Monday that it has awarded U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud its Problem Solver Seal of Approval. The award is not an endorsement of Michaud’s gubernatorial bid, but the group, which has attracted centrist and compromise-minded politicians and candidates, does mention that the Democrat is running for the Blaine House. “In the U.S. Congress, Mike […]

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