Tag Archives: 2014 election

Rasmussen poll finds LePage and Michaud within a percentage point of each other

The results of a Rasmussen Reports poll on Maine’s gubernatorial race released Friday show incumbent Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic nominee Mike Michaud within a point of each other and well within the poll’s 3-percent margin of error. The numbers: LePage, 41 percent support; Michaud, 40 percent and independent Eliot Cutler, 16 percent. The poll […]

Michaud-funded poll shows Michaud maintaining his lead in the race for governor

A new poll released Tuesday by Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor shows the Democrat with a 4-point lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, with independent Eliot Cutler in a distant third place. The poll, conducted March 3-6 by Normington, Petts & Associates, a firm with a long history of polling for Democrats, surveyed 800 […]

Sen. Saviello’s support for Medicaid expansion could pull Prof. John Frary into primary battle

John Frary of Farmington, who is perhaps one of the most colorful and outspoken conservative personalities in Maine, said Monday that he is considering launching a Republican primary challenge against Sen. Thomas Saviello, R-Wilton for the Senate District 18 seat. If you have any doubt in my assertion that Frary is a colorful character, take […]

Justin Alfond expands his support to both Democrats in state Senate primary election

Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, who earlier this week voiced support for Democrat Steve Woods in the race for the Senate District 25 seat being vacated by independent Sen. Richard Woodbury, said Thursday following the entrance into the race of another Democrat that he is neutral. Former U.S. Senate and gubernatorial candidate Steve Woods of […]

Democrat Steve Woods jumps into race for state Senate seat being vacated by Woodbury

Steve Woods, the Yarmouth-based businessman who in the past two years has launched unsuccessful bids to be governor and U.S. Senator, announced Tuesday that he now has set his sights on the state Senate and will run as a Democrat for the seat currently held by the Senate’s only independent. Woods said in a press […]

Governor’s race fund raising reports show fast Michaud, slow LePage and rich Cutler

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, the presumed Democratic candidate for governor, leads Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent candidate Eliot Cutler in the overall money race, according to new campaign finance reports the candidates filed Wednesday with the Maine Ethics Commission. As of the December 31 filing deadline two weeks ago, Michaud had raised $1,003,239 compared […]

Eliot Cutler hires Angus King’s spokeswoman to manage media

Eliot Cutler’s gubernatorial campaign has hired experienced political operative Crystal Canney to be his campaign’s spokeswoman. Canney, who until now worked for independent U.S. Sen. Angus King, will be in charge of communications including media relations, messaging, strategy and social media. Canney, a former television journalist in Maine, said part of the reason she is […]

Thibodeau considering run for 2nd Congressional District seat

Sen. Micheal Thibodeau, R-Winterport, who for the past year has served as the Maine Senate minority leader, announced Tuesday that he is seriously considering a run for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Thibodeau, a small business owner who prides himself on creating and sustaining jobs, said his bid for […]

LePage team calling tonight’s campaign announcement largest in state history

The campaign to re-elect Paul LePage for governor is billing tonight’s official campaign announcement by LePage as “one of the largest state candidate events in Maine history.” Today is Election Day, but don’t worry if you’re still undecided about who you want to be the next governor. That election isn’t for another year. The LePage […]