On Wednesday I reported that Rep. Chellie Pingree, is among numerous congressional Democrats who are sponsoring an attempt to reverse last week’s controversial and split Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud is now on board as a co-sponsor, too. “This legislation prohibits for-profit corporations from denying women specific healthcare items […]
Independent Maine Sen. Angus King told a reporter for The Hill newspaper in Washington on Wednesday that he is weighing whether to begin caucusing with Senate Republicans if the GOP takes majority control of the U.S. Senate in the November mid-term elections. The Washington Post also reported the news on Thursday. King’s staff downplayed the report on […]
Maine’s two U.S. senators, both of whom sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday said the government should declassify portions of a report on the use of torture by the CIA.
Well, that didn’t last long.
The Republican Governors Association this week came out with a new ad promoting Gov. Paul LePage, praised in the three-minute video clip as an example of the American Dream. The ad tells the story of LePage’s hardscrabble childhood — from the beatings from his father to his time on the streets — and contrasts that […]
Not many Mainers could afford to go to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi this February. I know I couldn’t. But two people who could probably afford it, Maine’s U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins, have widely different takes on whether they’d considering going at all. The Sochi Olympics have been eyed with skepticism […]
This Maine politics round-up is part of an occasional feature here at State & Capitol to give readers some quick political news tidbits that didn’t merit a full story, but are still worth noting. In the past, this sort of thing would be called a “Reporter’s Notebook,” but that phrase seems a bit … outdated. […]
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 […]
Yesterday’s gubernatorial survey results from Public Policy Polling didn’t shed much new light on next year’s three-way race. But PPP always releases its findings in two-day pairs, and today’s data dump is much more interesting. According to the left-leaning polling house, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has a 14-point lead over her 2014 opponent Shenna […]