Category Archives: Elections

Bruce Poliquin sold his family home, reviving questions about his 2nd District residence

A Poliquin adviser says he’s leasing an apartment attached to his family’s former home, which has been a campaign issue for the congressman in the past.

LePage push to align Maine with Trump’s tax cuts won’t be an easy fix

Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers are supposed to adjourn in less than a month, but not before they settle a looming conflict over a benignly titled “tax conformity” bill rolled out officially last week by Gov. Paul LePage. We got an initial look at the Republican governor’s proposal — which would cost $88 million […]

The four most interesting potential Maine legislative primaries

This year’s primary elections feature some interesting face-offs, and not just in the governor’s race.

It’s deadline day for Maine party candidates who want to make the ballot

We’re expecting an eight-way Democratic gubernatorial primary and a five-way Republican primary, which will test Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system.

Maine’s top government watchdog is leaving

The committee is headed into a big investigation of Maine’s child welfare system, but Beth Ashcroft has given lawmakers lots of time to find a replacement.

Making the primary ballot is just the first hurdle in Maine’s long Blaine House race

Five candidates have qualified for gubernatorial primary races with more to come before the Thursday deadline, but other deadlines remain.

LePage’s jail consolidation plan looks dead. Was it ever alive?

Maine sheriffs came out in force against the plan, which surprised them when it was released in January. Now, it looks like fixing the jail system will be the task of another governor.

Dropouts, straw polls hint at who to take seriously in crowded Maine governor’s race

It now feels like the 2018 campaign to is taking off in earnest, with two Democrats leaving the race since Friday and a Republican debate tonight in Waterville.