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Contributors: Politics - Open Season

  • 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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    Wednesday Oct 01, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    USW pumps another $230k in Maine race for governor

    Independent Expenditures on 2014 gubernatorial race USW Works, the super political action committee for the United Steelworkers Union, on Wednesday posted a $230,000 television ad buy supporting Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud. The purchase by the union’s super PAC is one of several expenditures contributing to record-breaking spending by outside groups attempting to influence either the gubernatorial or legislative races. So far, groups that can spend an unlimited amount […]

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    Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 | 4:07 pm

    National labor leader in Maine Wednesday to stump for Michaud

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is scheduled to campaign Wednesday for Democratic U.S. Rep. and gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, a former mill worker and member of the United Steel Workers International union. The duo, who will emphasize the importance of American manufacturing, will greet workers at Bath Iron Works starting at 11:45 a.m., before heading to Waterville to picket alongside other USW members against Huhtamaki, a Finish-based company which, the AFL-CIO […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    In new ad, Republicans say Cain favors oil … by opposing it

    National Republicans’ first attack ad on Democratic 2nd Congressional District hopeful Emily Cain hits her on energy policy. The National Republican Congressional Committee, the campaign arm for House Republicans, says Cain “would make us more reliant on Middle East oil.” But it’s really attacking her for favoring alternative sources of energy, such as wind and solar power. Somewhat ironically, it even hits her for opposing an oil pipeline. Cain’s campaign released a […]

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  • Michaud delivers his environmental address at the University of Southern Maine on Sept. 29. Photo by Randy Billings
    Monday Sep 29, 2014 | 7:42 pm

    Michaud vows to address climate change, build the Maine DEP

    U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud said Monday that if elected governor he will rebuild the Department of Environmental Protection, whose reputation and structure “have been decimated” under Republican Gov. Paul LePage. In addition to rebuilding the DEP, the Democratic candidate for governor vowed to let “sound science and the law” inform his environmental policies, especially when it comes to climate change, which he said lawmakers have a “moral responsibility” to address. “The LePage […]

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  • Friday Sep 26, 2014 | 1:16 pm

    LePage debate debate continues

    Will Mainers get to hear their incumbent governor debate the issues with his opponents? Maybe, maybe not. Gov. Paul LePage on Friday kept the suspense going over whether he will attend gubernatorial debates next month. At a ribbon cutting in Scarborough, LePage suggested he may sit in the audience while his opponents, Congressman Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler, face off on stage. A spokesman declined to comment on the […]

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