Category Archives: Elections

Cutler launches first television ad campaign

Cutler Ad

One day after receiving the endorsement of fellow independent and U.S. Sen. Angus King, Eliot Cutler has gone live with his first TV advertisement. The ad, titled “Jobs & the Economy,” focuses on Cutler’s business pedigree by highlighting Maine Seafood Ventures, a Portland-based company Cutler and four partners founded after the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, according to a […]

Bruce Poliquin’s Tea Party conundrum, plus 7 stories you need to read

The latest salvo by Democrats against the Republican candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, Bruce Poliquin, came in an email yesterday, when Democratic Party officials again linked Poliquin to the Tea Party movement. The “is he or isn’t he?” question about Poliquin’s relationship with the Tea Party has simmered since he won his party’s primary […]

Planned Parenthood’s endorsements highlight divisive women’s rights issues in upcoming election

Planned Parenthood Maine’s Action Fund PAC announced Thursday that it will launch a $500,000 campaign to elect candidates this November who support women’s health and reproductive rights. That includes Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, whom the group endorsed earlier this year. The group also rolled out numerous endorsements in Maine Senate races, which all went […]

Sen. Gerzofsky denies stealing sign; Ann LePage on Today Show; 7 stories you need to read

Gov. Paul LePage, who campaigned on creating jobs and improving Maine’s economy, put up a sign on Interstate 95 in Kittery shortly after his election that read “Open for Business.” It was posted below the long-standing sign that all Mainers are familiar with: “Welcome to Maine, The Way Life Should Be.” A sign is just a sign, and […]

Washington Post predicts Poliquin victory; Collins picks up another labor union endorsement

Republican Bruce Poliquin’s campaign in the 2nd Congressional District got a boost Thursday when the Washington Post predicted that he has a 64 percent chance of winning the election against Democrat Emily Cain and independent Blaine Richardson. The Post’s Election Lab’s formula for making the prediction involves election data dating back to 1980 and national […]

Collins, Bellows in TV ad war; Cutler passes on enviro endorsement; ‘Fear the beard’

Democrat Shenna Bellows, the former ACLU of Maine director who opposes Republican Sen. Susan Collins in the race to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate, took to the television airwaves Wednesday for the third time in her campaign. Bellows, a long-shot candidate against the popular incumbent Collins in both the polls and money race, is […]

Pat Flood, Maine Senate GOP’s budget guru, endorses Eliot Cutler

Maine Sen. Pat Flood, R-Winthrop, broke ranks with his party Wednesday to endorse independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. While Flood would likely have topped many lists of potential GOP defectors from incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, his endorsement of Cutler is still the highest-profile from a partisan lawmaker so far, with the possible exception of former […]

Michaud jumps ahead of Cutler’s spending in June with early TV ads

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One chart makes it clear that the race for the Blaine House is warming up. For the first time since the start of the campaign, Democrat Mike Michaud outspent independent Eliot Cutler in June. Incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s campaign spending also rose in that month, but continues at a much slower pace than his challengers. Through June, the […]

Mike Michaud goes to work defining Mike Michaud in his first television ad of campaign

In his first television advertisement of the election season, Democrat Mike Michaud addressed political attacks that are building against him in the gubernatorial race by emphasizing his mill worker roots and taking a tacit swipe at Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s leadership style. The 30-second spot, which will hit the airwaves on Tuesday, starts with an […]

New poll: LePage, Michaud margin still razor thin, and 7 stories you need to read

A new statewide poll by the Maine People’s Resource Center shows the race for the Blaine House still a dead heat between incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.