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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • Tuesday Sep 09, 2014 | 12:45 pm

    In appeal to Maine women, RGA tries for a two-fer

    The Republican Governor’s Association on Tuesday released a new TV ad aimed at convincing Maine women voters to support Gov. Paul LePage. The 30-second spot wraps together welfare reform, which has been a divisive issue along gender lines, and anti-domestic violence measures, which enjoy broad support. Against a soundtrack of alternately heartfelt and triumphant music, the ad’s visuals include two women and a man talking about LePage’s record on welfare […]

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  • Monday Sep 08, 2014 | 2:04 pm

    LePage campaign airs first TV ad

    Six Mainers, a governor and a baby. Those are the stars of Gov. Paul LePage’s first re-election campaign advertisement, which started airing statewide Monday, and features people identified as Democrats, independents and Republicans. In the 30-second spot, cheerful guitar chords play as a handful of Mainers talk about the accomplishments of LePage, picking from what is by now a familiar list: Commitment to education spending? Check. Repaying the “welfare” hospital debt? Check. Cracking down on […]

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  • Monday Sep 08, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Poliquin one of 43 Republicans to get coveted ‘Young Gun’ status

    Republican Bruce Poliquin, running for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat, is now in one of his party’s highest-prioritized races. On Monday, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the party’s campaign arm, elevated Poliquin, running against Democrat Emily Cain for the seat, to “Young Gun” status. Cain, a 34-year-old state senator from Orono, was initially put in a similar Democratic program in March. Poliquin is now in the highest of three tiers in a committee program designed to […]

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    Friday Sep 05, 2014 | 6:30 pm

    Collins, Michaud celebrate anniversary of off-shore wind project, $1M in new R&D grant funds

    Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Friday celebrating the one year anniversary of the first off-shore wind turbine in the U.S. to ever be connected to the electric grid. U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary David Danielson joined Collins and Michaud, using the opportunity to announce a $1.1 million in grants have been awarded to Maine’s Biodiversity Research Institute to fund wind power research […]

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    Friday Sep 05, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    Republicans using pro-LePage book to raise funds

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage has previewed a new book written by conservative talk show host Ray Richardson detailing his administration’s accomplishments. And, according to the Maine Republican Party, he likes it — so much so, that he is willing to sign a limited number of copies for supporters willing to cut Republicans a check. “Show your support for our Governor and arm yourself with the information you need to share […]

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  • Thursday Sep 04, 2014 | 7:27 pm

    LePage campaign spokesman resigns from legislature

    Alex Willette, the Republican representative from House District 146 in Aroostook County, has resigned his seat in the Legislature.   Willette is currently the spokesman for the re-election campaign of Gov. Paul LePage. In his resignation letter to House Speaker Mark Eves, Willette, of Mapleton, said he will leave the elected position to focus on his career. Dustin White of Washburn is the Republican candidate running for Willette’s seat. The […]

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  • Thursday Sep 04, 2014 | 5:31 pm

    Cutler outlines economic vision during visit to struggling Old Town

    Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler said on Thursday that Gov. Paul LePage’s unwillingness to borrow money during his first term, “has been the biggest public policy blunder I can think of in my lifetime.” Cutler, who was in Old Town rolling out his economic plan, said if elected, he would be much more aggressive about investing in Maine than the current occupant of the governor’s office. “One of the first […]

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    Wednesday Sep 03, 2014 | 7:24 pm

    Cutler campaign names campaign co-chairs, looks to build momentum

    Eliot Cutler isn’t acting like a man who’s been running a distant third in all public opinion polls to date. Cutler, speaking to an energized crowd of more than 150 supporters packed inside Ocean Gateway in Portland on Wednesday, said he’s committed over the next 60 days to turning the electoral tide in his favor. “The political parties have offered us two lousy candidates,” Cutler said, referring to Republican incumbent […]

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    Wednesday Sep 03, 2014 | 10:46 am

    LePage to raise money … in New Jersey

    Its a heck of a long way to go for a plate of eggs. Next Monday, Gov. Paul LePage will fly to Bernardsville, New Jersey, for a breakfast fundraiser thrown by Garden State Gov. Chris Christie. Christie this year is chair of the Republican Governor’s Association, which is heavily backing LePage’s reelection campaign. The association has already reported spending $1.3 million on TV ads in Maine. In support of LePage, Christie has already traveled to Maine twice, first […]

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