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Maine Democratic Party leader will have to fight to keep job

Good morning from Augusta, where Tuesday’s election is already providing fallout for Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett. Outgoing state Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, confirmed late Wednesday that she’ll run to replace Bartlett at the state committee’s next meeting on Nov. 20, while term-limited House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, said he’s considering a run. In a […]

Where the Maine race stands ahead of Trump and Clinton’s last debate

Good morning from Augusta, where we’re preparing for the third and final presidential debate tonight between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. It’s being seen as a crucial moment for Trump, who has fallen nearly seven points behind Clinton in the latest Real Clear Politics polling average amid a rash of sexual misconduct allegations that […]

LePage earns ‘F’ from Maine AFL-CIO in annual scorecard

I know, I know, stop me if you’ve heard this one before. In its annual legislative scorecard, the Maine AFL-CIO gave Republican Gov. Paul LePage a big fat zero. He joined just four lawmakers — all Republicans — whose votes opposed the group’s positions at each turn. The Maine AFL-CIO represents more than 160 local […]