Category Archives: Monday roundup

Here they come: New Legislature to return to Augusta, plus 7 stories you might’ve missed

The swearing in of the new Legislature on Wednesday marks the beginning of what are sure to be two years of partisan squabbles led by Gov. Paul LePage and Republicans emboldened by major gains they made on Election Day. However, Wednesday’s ceremonies, which are usually celebratory in nature, will be overcast by the specter of a […]

Monday roundup: Bruce Poliquin’s ‘A-list’ appointment to House Finance Committee positions him to rake in campaign cash

Leaders on Capitol Hill have chosen Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Bruce Poliquin to serve on the influential House Committee on Financial Services beginning in January when he is sworn in to fill the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud. The appointment is testament to Poliquin’s considerable skills in the financial sector and could be an […]

Monday roundup: Poll shows support for higher taxes; Nancy Pelosi endorses Emily Cain for Congress … in 2016

Are you sick of poll results yet? These aren’t about the Nov. 4 election, I promise. Days before the election, the Bangor Daily News released the results of a BDN/Ipsos poll conducted between October 23 and 29 of more than 1,000 Maine residents, including 946 registered voters and 488 likely voters. You’ve read about some of […]

A King in Afghanistan, a possible shift in the polls, and 7 stories you need to read

U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, in a Blackhawk helicopter flying over Kabul during a two-day trip last weekend. Photo courtesy King's Senate office.

Maine’s junior senator, independent Angus King, was among the first members of Congress to meet with Afghanistan’s newly elected government this weekend during a six-day trip to to India and the Middle East. King was joined on the trip by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. Both senators are members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Kaine […]

Let the debates begin! — plus, 7 stories you need to read

With less than a month until Election Day, candidates are beginning to take the stage for debates, which begin this week with the 1st Congressional District debate scheduled for tonight. The debate, hosted by the BDN and Portland’s CBS 13, begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be live streamed here at bangordailynews.com. All three candidates — […]

Michaud retains slight lead in newest poll, plus 7 stories you need to read

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud last week in Portland. BDN photo by Troy R. Bennett.

The latest poll regarding Maine’s gubernatorial race shows the Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, with a small but statistically irrelevant advantage over incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, and independent candidate Eliot Cutler trailing far behind. The latest survey, commissioned by the Portland Press Herald and conducted Sept. 18-25 by pollsters at the University of […]