Category Archives: Other news

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 […]

King to stump with Michaud on Monday; Nate Silver predicts gubernatorial race

Mike Michaud will campaign Monday afternoon with his newest high-profile supporter, independent U.S. Sen. Angus King. King had previously bestowed his endorsement on independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler but switched to Michaud this week after Cutler, recognizing his poor showing in the polls, released his supporters to vote for another candidate. Michaud, a six-term Democratic U.S. congressman, […]

The latest on Question 1: Two polls, plus a Maine Supreme Court ruling

A black bear walks near Taylor Bait Pond in Orono. Photo courtesy of Sharon Fiedler

Here’s the latest news on Question 1, the bear-baiting vote: Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting release own poll, says Maine is split — and maybe confused — by Question 1. The poll commissioned by Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting was conducted by Lake Research Partners, a public opinion and political strategy research firm based in Washington, D.C. Yes […]