Category Archives: Elections

Maine’s congressional delegation isn’t worried about ‘rigged’ elections

Good morning from Augusta, where Maine’s congressional delegation isn’t worried about your ballot boxes being “rigged” this November. A highlight from Wednesday’s presidential debate was Republican Donald Trump’s reservation of the right to not accept an election loss, with more than two-thirds of voters in a POLITICO/Morning Consult survey saying the loser should concede. Recently, he has been […]

Where the Maine race stands ahead of Trump and Clinton’s last debate

Good morning from Augusta, where we’re preparing for the third and final presidential debate tonight between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. It’s being seen as a crucial moment for Trump, who has fallen nearly seven points behind Clinton in the latest Real Clear Politics polling average amid a rash of sexual misconduct allegations that […]

Cain narrows fundraising gap with Poliquin in high-dollar 2nd District race

Good morning from Augusta, where we saw massive, new fundraising figures in the nationally targeted race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District over the weekend. Nearly $11 million has been spent on the rematch between U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, and Democrat Emily Cain. Cain, a former state senator from Orono, came through with her strongest performance to […]

New poll shows Clinton widening Maine lead but 2nd District still up for grabs

Good morning from Fort Kent (more on that later), where a new poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton with an expanded eight-point statewide lead among Maine voters over Republican Donald Trump, 44 percent to 36 percent, in a four-way race. According to the new poll by the progressive Maine People’s Resource Center, an affiliate of the […]

Chelsea Clinton to make Orono campaign stop on Thursday

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, will be in Orono on Thursday for a campaign event as her mother looks to fight Republican Donald Trump’s polling lead in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. The Clinton campaign billed it as an “organizing event” with former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell in the University of […]

LePage argues for Trump’s ‘authoritarian power,’ hits Collins

Gov. Paul LePage doubled down on his support for embattled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, gaining national attention for saying the country needs the New York billionaire’s “authoritarian power.” Those remarks came in the Republican governor’s regular Tuesday appearance on WVOM, in which he said he’s no fan of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who polls […]

Marijuana legalization forum marked by division in medical marijuana community

Good morning from Gardiner. I spent last night at the forum on Question 1 organized by CBS 13 and the Bangor Daily News, which was marked by division among medical marijuana activists on the benefits of legalizing recreational use of the drug. The panel was traditionally divided: Representing legalization proponents were Rep. Mark Dion, D-Portland, and […]

Eves’ lawyer renews LePage ‘blackmail’ charge in appeals court

Good morning from Augusta, where just for a minute, we’re going to talk about something other than the election. Well actually, this is sort of about the election, too. The court battle between Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves advanced Wednesday with oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals in […]

In Sanders, Clinton finds a surrogate more popular than she is in Maine

Good morning from Augusta. But political eyes aren’t on the state capital this week, they’re 60 miles northeast in Bangor, where Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will stump for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday. Clinton’s former primary rival has become one of her biggest-name surrogates on the campaign trail against Republican Donald Trump, assuaging his progressive followers […]