Wondering how to blow $1.2 million in two days? Try a whole lot of TV ads. At least, that’s how seven political action committees spent their $1.2 million over the last two days, according to the latest filings with the Maine Ethics Commission. Most of that spending — about $852,000 — went to benefit the campaign of Democrat Mike Michaud, who is […]
Here’s the latest news on Question 1, the bear-baiting vote: Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting release own poll, says Maine is split — and maybe confused — by Question 1. The poll commissioned by Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting was conducted by Lake Research Partners, a public opinion and political strategy research firm based in Washington, D.C. Yes […]
Marking the likely start of late campaign spending from the GOP, Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s campaign on Monday afternoon reported spending about $100,000 for mailings to voters and another $4,120 for production of a TV ad. The spending comes as ads paid for by the Republican Governors Association attacking Democrat Mike Michaud — to the tune of about $593,543 — hit the airwaves. It bodes […]
Manager of the No on 1 campaign, James Cote, sent a letter to television stations Tuesday morning, asking them to stop airing what he sees as a “false, misleading and deceptive” pro-bear referendum ad. Entitled “Hounds,” the ad shows blurry footage of a pack of hunting dogs chasing a bear. Cote’s issue with the ad lies […]
Poll results released today by Pan Atlantic SMS has been retracted due to inaccurate wording of Question 1. The poll asked: “Do you want to make it a crime to hunt bears with bait, traps or dogs, except to protect property, public safety, or for research?” Instead, the final Question 1 wording, which will appear on the […]
A new poll in the gubernatorial race by Pan Atlantic SMS, a firm whose polls have shown stronger support for independent Eliot Cutler than most other surveys, shows Cutler about 7 percentage points down from where he was last month and most of that lost support contributing to a boost for Democratic nominee Mike Michaud. […]
Independent Eliot Cutler’s campaign entered mid-October with less cash on hand than Republican Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud, who on top of their own war chests have political action committees that have spent about $10 million for or against them. The amount of outside spending has dwarfed activity by any of the campaigns and made clear the uphill battle Cutler faces in […]
There’s eight days left until the election.