Tag Archives: Bruce Poliquin

Cook Political Report changes forecast of CD2 election from “leans Democratic” to “toss up”

Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain (left) listens as Republican former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin makes a comment about her during the 2nd Congressional District debate on Tuesday at the CBS 13 television studios in Portland. BDN photo by Troy Bennett

  The Cook Political Report, which analyzes federal and gubernatorial elections, is now calling Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race a toss up. A week ago, the newsletter still had the race leaning in the Democrats’ favor, but said at the time that it was “on the brink of joining the Toss Up column.” Here’s political analyst David […]

In 2nd CD2 debate, candidates trade personal and policy attacks

From left to right: 2nd Congressional District candidates Emily Cain, D-Orono; Blaine Richardson, I-Belfast; and Bruce Poliquin, R-Oakland. BDN file photos by Brian Feulner, Chris Cousins and Robert F. Bukaty.

Some of the negative campaign ads that voters in the 2nd Congressional District have been treated to over the past few weeks came to life at an MPBN debate on Thursday night, particularly when candidates were asked to direct questions at their opponents. Emily Cain, the Democratic candidate from Orono, asked Republican Bruce Poliquin to explain […]

Outside groups sling mud at Cain, Poliquin

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Political action committees trying to sway second district voters have spent the vast majority of their cash on attack ads seeking to take down either Democratic Congressional hopeful Emily Cain or Republican Bruce Poliquin. That is, $9 of every $10 that PACs directed at Cain were attack ads; and about $9.60 of every $10 that PACs directed at Poliquin were negative. The picture of independent […]

Cain and Poliquin battling for 25 percent of 2nd District voters who remain undecided

More polling data released Tuesday indicates that Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and 1st Congressional District Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree — who are both incumbents — are headed for overwhelming victories next month, though the outcome of the race for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat is far less certain. Data released Tuesday by the Portland-based […]

Cook Political Report says 2nd district still leans Democratic, contrary to recent poll

Emily Cain and Bruce Poliquin, candidates for the 2nd Congressional District seat. BDN file photos

The Cook Political Report, which analyzes federal and gubernatorial elections, said Maine’s 2nd Congressional District still leans to the left, despite findings in the most recent public poll that suggested otherwise. The poll, which was commissioned by the Portland Press Herald, showed Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin with a 10 point lead over his opponent, Emily […]

LePage to receive endorsement from NRA, other guns-rights groups on Thursday

Gov. Paul LePage. BDN file photo by Gabor Degre

Gov. Paul LePage tomorrow will receive the endorsement of the NRA and several other guns-rights advocates under the umbrella of the “Sportsmen for LePage Coalition” at a news conference in Hermon. LePage will be joined by Coalition chairman Jeff Zimba, National Rifle Association’s Maine liaison John Hohenwarter, Todd Tolhurst from the nonprofit group Gun Owners of Maine, and […]