Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Barack, Michelle, Bill, now Hillary for Michaud

Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Scarborough Friday to personally endorse Mike Michaud’s bid for governor less than two weeks before the election. As former first lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and early front-runner to run for president in 2016, there probably aren’t any bigger-deal Democrats for Michaud to have on the campaign stump. If there are, maybe it’s former […]

LePage dings Michaud for highway fund shortfall; Obama’s problem with Christians

Gov. Paul LePage. BDN file photo by Gabor Degre

Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, chastising the congressman for not ushering a solution to the federal Highway Trust Fund shortfall through Congress.

Roundup: Enviro group backs Collins, poll trashes government and northern Maine a very difficult home

Collins endorsement by conservation group angers Bellows The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund on Monday endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins for re-election to the Maine Senate, citing Collins’ fight against climate change and efforts to protect the environment in Maine and beyond. Shenna Bellows, Collins’ Democratic opponent in the November election, said the facts don’t […]

Roundup: Nearly half of Mainers disapproved of Obama in 2013

The State of the Union has come and gone, but what was the state of President Barack Obama’s job performance? According to Gallup, which has tracked presidential job approval ratings since the days of Truman, Obama’s fifth year in office was among the most polarizing in history, with just 11 percent average Republican approval and […]

New poll shows Michaud with slim 2014 edge, plus Mainers love Sens. King and Collins

New polling results from the Portland-based firm Critical Insights indicate Democratic U.S. Rep. Michaud would edge a slim victory if the gubernatorial election were held tomorrow. The poll also indicates that Mainers like Obama just a little bit less than the nation as a whole does, and that residents of the Pine Tree State just love […]

Collins, Michaud both oppose missile strike in Syria; King, Pingree still on the fence

  Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud and Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday both voiced their opposition to President Barack Obama’s proposed missile strike in Syria. “I cannot support the resolution [authorizing a limited military strike] approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,” Collins wrote in a statement to the BDN Tuesday night, moments before Obama […]

PPP Round 2: Collins still ironclad; 54 percent of GOP primary voters support impeaching Obama

Public Policy Polling released their second batch of results after polling in Maine over the weekend, this time focusing on U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and the hard-core of Maine’s Republican Party. I’m not going to go into the same extensive analysis as yesterday (wouldn’t want you all to get poll fatigue this early in the […]

PPP: Michaud leads LePage, Cutler in 2014 Blaine House Race

A poll conducted over the weekend by Raleigh, N.C., firm Public Policy Polling shows Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud leading the 2014 gubernatorial race by about 4 points. Michaud polled at 39 percent, edging current Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who polled at 35 percent, and independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who polled at 18 percent. Cutler has […]