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  • Wednesday Oct 08, 2014 | 5:39 pm

    In appeal to 2nd District moderates, Cain touts kudos from … LePage?

    Emily Cain, the Democratic candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, highlighted praise Wednesday from Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who supports her opponent, Bruce Poliquin. In a profile piece that aired on WMTW, LePage said Cain, a state senator from Orono, was a better Democrat to work than the party’s leaders in Augusta, Senate President Justin Alfond and House Speaker Mark Eves, who he said have just been trying to get him out […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 08, 2014 | 11:03 am

    Gabby Giffords gun control airing pro-Collins ad

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ reelection campaign is getting some help from the gun control organization formed by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly. Americans for Responsible Solutions, a political action committee pushing for “commonsense protections from gun violence,” announced Tuesday that it will spend six figures on 30-second television ads touting Collins. The ad calls Collins “a calm voice in a sea of shouters” and credits […]

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  • Tuesday Oct 07, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    In Maine’s 2nd District, pro-Cain campaign to follow new anti-Cain ad

    A national environmental group announced a campaign to help Democrat Emily Cain on Tuesday, the same day national Republicans dropped a new attack ad against her. With nearly a month to go, the race between Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin is shaping up to be the most expensive House contest in Maine’s history. Outside groups have already committed at least $2 million in spending on the race, buoyed by the National Republican […]

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    Tuesday Oct 07, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    Michaud, Bellows hop on progressive bus tour during Maine stops

    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and Shenna Bellows were on the stump in Portland Tuesday morning hitting key Democratic issues such as increasing the minimum wage and protecting Social Security as part of a national bus tour organized by a progressive political group. Michaud and Bellows – the Democratic candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, respectively – were joined by former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland during the first of two stops […]

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  • Monday Oct 06, 2014 | 6:10 pm

    Liberal group buys TV time to attack Poliquin on minimum wage, Ryan budget

    A national liberal group will begin running ads Tuesday hitting Republican 2nd Congressional District candidate Bruce Poliquin for his positions on the minimum wage and a federal budget plan. A spokeswoman for EMILY’s List, an abortion rights group that has endorsed Democrat Emily Cain, Poliquin’s opponent, said Monday that a six-figure round of television and digital ads against Poliquin will air in the Portland and Bangor markets. The group wouldn’t get more […]

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  • Friday Oct 03, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    Poliquin attacks Cain as ‘extreme liberal’ in ad

    Republican 2nd Congressional District hopeful Bruce Poliquin beat his opponent, Democrat Emily Cain, to the punch on Friday with his first negative ad of the general election campaign, painting Cain as an “extreme liberal.” It hits her on diverse issues, from energy to taxes to felons’ right to vote. With added context, the claims don’t all prove that Cain was terribly extreme, but the facts are pretty much correct. Yes, Cain did […]

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  • Friday Oct 03, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    Cutler will visit Bucksport on Saturday to talk about Verso mill closure

    Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler will meet with mill workers and community members in Bucksport on Saturday to talk about the impending closure of the Verso paper mill, which will leave more than 500 jobless by year’s end. He will appear at McLeod’s Restaurant on Main Street at 11 a.m. Cutler, who trails both incumbent Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud in the polls, also criticized his opponents […]

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  • Thursday Oct 02, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    Mill closure has candidates’ hearts racing

    Who says Maine politicians don’t have a heart? As the Bucksport region reels after the announcement that the Verso paper mill will close in December, shedding more than 500 jobs, the outpouring from politicians on Wednesday was … heartfelt. Candidates reached deep into their cliche catalog to show just how much they care. Surely, the closure will be an economic calamity for the Bucksport area. In an election year, especially when […]

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    Wednesday Oct 01, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    Sha Na Na star to stump in Lewiston for Michaud, Cain

    The campaign machine trying to elect U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud as Maine’s next governor will get a little grease on Thursday when Jon “Bowzer” Bauman joins the candidate at a campaign event at the Franco American Heritage Center in Lewiston. Bauman, who is perhaps better known as Bowzer in the rock group Sha Na Na (you know, “Get a Job” and “Mr. Bass Man”) and a variety show, has since […]

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