Category Archives: Elections

LePage to receive endorsement from NRA, other guns-rights groups on Thursday

Gov. Paul LePage. BDN file photo by Gabor Degre

Gov. Paul LePage tomorrow will receive the endorsement of the NRA and several other guns-rights advocates under the umbrella of the “Sportsmen for LePage Coalition” at a news conference in Hermon. LePage will be joined by Coalition chairman Jeff Zimba, National Rifle Association’s Maine liaison John Hohenwarter, Todd Tolhurst from the nonprofit group Gun Owners of Maine, and […]

Michaud retains slight lead in newest poll, plus 7 stories you need to read

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud last week in Portland. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett.

The latest poll regarding Maine’s gubernatorial race shows the Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, with a small but statistically irrelevant advantage over incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, and independent candidate Eliot Cutler trailing far behind. The latest survey, commissioned by the Portland Press Herald and conducted Sept. 18-25 by pollsters at the University of […]

1st District GOP candidate snubbed with no invite to Boehner event in his backyard

Isaac Misiuk, the Republican Party’s candidate in the southern 1st Congressional District, said no one told him that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, would be stopping for an event in the district’s largest city, Portland. Boehner is swinging through Portland tonight to join a fundraiser for Bruce Poliquin, the GOP candidate in the northern […]

LePage campaign spending surges in first half of September

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Candidates for the Blaine House have taken in about $6.7 million and spent about $4.2 million of that, as of one week ago. As Election Day nears, the dynamics of that spending are changing. Each campaign filed its latest fundraising and expenditure reports by a midnight deadline Tuesday. I’ve pulled together some different views of those reports in two visual […]