Category Archives: Elections

Alabama’s Senate race may have made Susan Collins more important overnight

Democrat Doug Jones will shrink Republicans’ Senate majority after his upset win on Tuesday, making the Maine senator’s vote more valuable to Republicans.

Partisan rancor makes Lewiston election about a lot more than who will run the city

Ben Chin has a chance to put Lewiston under firm Democratic control in Tuesday’s mayoral race. Shane Bouchard can continue a recent and partial Republican trend there.

Collins retreats from claim that GOP tax plan will ‘lower the debt’

The Maine senator is facing protests and challenges about how she has pitched the bill’s deficit impact, but she’s asking for more money to offset proposed health care changes.

Nibble on these Maine political morsels before the big meal

Our Thanksgiving Eve political morsels include a former Portland mayor’s desire to go back to the Legislature and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin new Green challenger.

More Republicans jump into races to retain the Maine Senate

Two new Republican candidates bode well for their party’s chances to retain two seats, but their battle to retain the Maine Senate in 2018 will still be difficult.