Category Archives: Governor LePage

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

LePage’s drug arrest photo binder undermines 90% black, Hispanic claim

More than half of the photographs filling a binder that Gov. Paul LePage cited as supporting a claim that upward of 90 percent of suspects arrested in Maine on opiate-trafficking charges are out-of-state “black and Hispanic people” are instead of white drug defendants. The Republican governor’s office released the 148-page file on Monday after public access requests from the Bangor Daily News […]

New poll shows solid leads for Poliquin, Trump in Maine’s 2nd District

Good morning from Augusta, where there are new Maine-centric poll numbers to peruse thanks to the University of New Hampshire Survey Center and the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. In the presidential race, which is on everyone’s mind today with the first 90-minute debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump scheduled for tonight, the poll […]