Category Archives: Other news

Michaud moves rally with Bill Clinton to larger venue after being flooded with ticket requests

Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor has moved a rally with former President Bill Clinton to a larger venue. When the Democrat’s campaign announced Clinton’s visit earlier this week, the 750 available slots were claimed within three hours. Tuesday’s event has been moved from the Portland waterfront to the Portland Exposition Building on Park Avenue, where according to […]

Labor union endorsements for Collins bolster her identity as a rare kind of Republican

Republican Sen. Susan Collins continues to pile up labor union endorsements in her bid for re-election. This time it’s three union locals at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard who will line up behind the third-term U.S. senator. Members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO; the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, New England Council/AFL-CIO; […]

Document apparently sent to hundreds by Aroostook Watchmen host looks like a Sovereign Citizen thing

Oh boy. Jack McCarthy (or someone claiming to be him) has sent a “courtesy notice” to hundreds of Maine lobbyists and other officials that is supposed to prevent them from ever interacting with him in the future. If they do choose to interact with him, McCarthy — host of the Aroostook Watchmen, member of the Constitutional […]

Planned Parenthood’s endorsements highlight divisive women’s rights issues in upcoming election

Planned Parenthood Maine’s Action Fund PAC announced Thursday that it will launch a $500,000 campaign to elect candidates this November who support women’s health and reproductive rights. That includes Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, whom the group endorsed earlier this year. The group also rolled out numerous endorsements in Maine Senate races, which all went […]

Sen. Gerzofsky denies stealing sign; Ann LePage on Today Show; 7 stories you need to read

Gov. Paul LePage, who campaigned on creating jobs and improving Maine’s economy, put up a sign on Interstate 95 in Kittery shortly after his election that read “Open for Business.” It was posted below the long-standing sign that all Mainers are familiar with: “Welcome to Maine, The Way Life Should Be.” A sign is just a sign, and […]

Maine’s slow Internet stands between you, jobs and kittens dancing to tuba music

How fast are Internet speeds in Maine? I’ll wait while the rest of this page loads. Ready? OK. An internet service provider called Broadview Networks published a national map earlier this week that shows Maine in general has some of the slowest Internet speeds in the country and is at the bottom of the pack in […]

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 […]

LePage camp says Michaud deserves no credit for VA fix bill; 10 in Congress disagree

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, discusses compromise legislation he helped negotiate that is aimed at correcting problems in the Veterans Administration health care system during a campaign stop at the Portland Public Library on Monday. Christopher Cousins/Bangor Daily News Republicans continue to assert that Rep. Mike Michaud deserves little or no credit for his leadership on […]