Category Archives: Legislature

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 […]

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 […]

Sierra Club Maine endorses Cain; Alfond pays ethics fine; somber Senate tribute to McGowan

Democratic Sen. Emily Cain of Orono, who is her party’s nominee for the open 2nd Congressional District seat, picked up the endorsement of the Sierra Club’s Maine chapter Wednesday. Melissa Walsh Innes, the organization’s political team chair, said Cain earned the endorsement because of her stances on several controversial environmental issues in Maine and beyond. […]

Looking for your political nirvana in Maine? This web quiz says you should move to…

Find out which Maine town is your political match Have you ever wondered what Maine town best mirrors your political beliefs? A political analysis firm called Clarity Campaign Labs has just launched a new whiz-bang website that after asking you a series of seven questions, will identify what Maine town best suits your political tastes. Be prepared […]

Republicans, Democrats reinforcing ‘unity’ messages in wake of contentious primaries

The Maine Republican Party will hold a candidate rally Friday in Bangor featuring most, if not all, of the party’s top-of-the-ticket candidates in the November general election. As reported by the BDN on Wednesday, the party announced Thursday that Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, 2nd Congressional District candidate Bruce Poliquin, 1st Congressional District candidate Isaac […]

LePage’s endorsement of Misiuk spends more time on LePage than Misiuk

Gov. Paul LePage dipped his toe in the endorsement game Monday with a nod to Isaac Misiuk, a Republican who is opposing Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree in the general election for the 1st Congressional District in southern Maine. The Misiuk campaign funded the production of a more than one-minute online advertisement that features LePage […]