All posts by Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

About Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.

New controversy erupts over LePage comments about Muslim, blacks, Hispanics

Good morning from Augusta. In two speaking appearances Wednesday, Gov. Paul LePage put himself back in the center of two race-related controversies, one he started and one touched off by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Trump prompted a national outcry and widespread condemnation in July when he criticized Khizr Khan, who spoke against Trump at the Democratic […]

Late GOP withdrawals give Maine Democrats an advantage in legislative races

Democrats’ efforts to keep their majority in the Maine House of Representatives through the November elections are helped by the fact that at least 11 Democrats are running unopposed, compared with four unopposed Republican House candidates. The Maine secretary of state’s office has said another Republican candidate also intends to withdraw but hasn’t yet submitted […]

LePage commissioner chosen as farming adviser for Donald Trump

A member of Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s Cabinet has been chosen to serve on Donald Trump’s Agricultural Advisory Committee. The Republican presidential nominee announced Friday through the Maine Republican Party that Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, a dairy farmer, has been tapped for the committee. The committee also includes six governors and agricultural […]