Category Archives: Events

Willette moves from LePage campaign to new job as spokesman for state finance department

Former assistant House minority leader and spokesman for Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election campaign Alex Willette has landed a job as a spokesman for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Willette, who is one of Maine’s two representatives on the National Republican Committee, was the youngest-ever legislative leader in the U.S. He resigned from his […]

Expect a more aggressive tone from DHHS as former GOP spokesman Sorensen becomes voice of agency

Speculation about where outspoken conservative spokesman David Sorensen will land ended Thursday when the Department of Health and Human Services announced Sorensen will take over as its spokesman. Staff changes like this usually go relatively unnoticed, but Sorensen’s new job could signal a more aggressive stance from DHHS — where Commissioner Mary Mayhew has been […]

Democrats add recreational marijuana legalization to party platform

Delegates at the Democratic State Convention on Saturday voted overwhelmingly to add recreational marijuana legalization to the party platform. At least 75 percent of the delegates voted in favor of supporting legalization for people 21 years of age or older. The vote means that the party’s platform, a lengthy and wide-ranging document meant to guide Democratic elected […]

LePage team calling tonight’s campaign announcement largest in state history

The campaign to re-elect Paul LePage for governor is billing tonight’s official campaign announcement by LePage as “one of the largest state candidate events in Maine history.” Today is Election Day, but don’t worry if you’re still undecided about who you want to be the next governor. That election isn’t for another year. The LePage […]

Maine GOP to host U.S. Senate candidate forums

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Republican Party has scheduled nine candidate forums for prospective voters to learn more about the six GOP candidates who are running for U.S. Senate. Beginning Friday, April 6 and running through Saturday, May 19, the GOPforME Forums will allow audience members to ask candidates questions. All events will begin at […]

Food for thought

Gov. Paul LePage and First Lady Ann LePage will open the doors of the Blaine House this Saturday for the first of three food drives ahead of the holiday season. Members of the public are welcome to attend between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and exchange non-perishable food items for coffee and pastries and a […]