Category Archives: Elections

King wants national drug mail-back program modeled after Maine effort

U.S. Sen. Angus King rolled out a proposal for a national mail-back program for unused prescription drugs at a roundtable event in Portland on Tuesday. The independent said he’ll be introducing a bill establishing a plan based on a first-of-its-kind Maine program established in 2007 that has allowed people to mail unused prescription drugs to the Maine […]

Poliquin: Refugees will only be settled where ‘they’re welcome’

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin went on “The Howie Carr Show” on Monday to talk about the Syrian refugee situation and criticize President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. The Republican from Maine’s 2nd District has voted against continuing President Barack Obama’s plan of resettling 10,000 refugees from Syria, which is in the midst of a civil war complicated […]

Brunswick Republican files to challenge Pingree in 2016

A Republican has launched an uphill 2016 challenge against U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat from Maine’s 1st District. Mark Holbrook, a clinical professional counselor from Brunswick, filed paperwork to run with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. He’s the first Republican to announce a run against Pingree, who cruised to an easy win against two […]

Voting irregularities mar Sanford legislative election

Republican Matthew Harrington’s victory in the special election for a Maine House of Representatives seat representing part of Sanford was confirmed in a Friday recount. However, it came with bipartisan criticism of problems at one polling place, including a Maine Republican Party accusation of voter fraud against a former Democratic state senator. That attack’s validity is […]

Outside spending begins against Poliquin in Maine’s 2nd District

A liberal group linked to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California has kicked off outside spending against U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican from Maine’s 2nd U.S. House District who’s up for re-election next year. The House Majority PAC, a super PAC that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to influence races, […]

Maine secretary of state sets Sanford race recount for Nov. 13

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s office will hold a Nov. 13 recount after unofficial Tuesday election results separated two Sanford legislative candidates by just 14 votes. By that count, the seat in House District 19 was won by Republican Matthew Harrington. But a recount was requested by Democrat Jean Noon, who sought to replace her husband, Bill Noon, […]

Sanford Democrat requests recount in special House election

Tuesday’s special election for the Sanford-area District 19 House of Representatives seat isn’t over yet. Democratic candidate Jean Noon, who is vying to fill the seat in place of her late husband, William Noon, has requested a recount of ballots in the race. William Noon died in July after a long battle with cancer. The […]

GE: House vote on Export-Import Bank won’t keep future jobs in Bangor

The revival of the U.S. Export-Import Bank passed the House of Representatives last week, but General Electric Co. says that won’t save 80 future jobs that could have been brought to Bangor. U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican from Maine’s 2nd District who voted for the bank after criticizing it for much of the year, has been roundly […]

Despite agreement against Question 1, LePage’s rift with Thibodeau continues

On Thursday, the Bangor Daily News published a column co-authored by Gov. Paul LePage, Senate President Mike Thibodeau and House Minority Leader Ken Fredette which had some people wondering whether the rift between LePage and the Legislature, which reached epic proportions earlier this year, has begun to narrow. Not so, said Thibodeau. While the three […]