Tag Archives: Bruce Poliquin

‘Fed up’ Richardson rejects Poliquin call to quit congressional campaign

Blaine Richardson, a staunch conservative who left the Republican Party in order to run as an independent for the 2nd Congressional District seat, said Friday that he has rejected a request from Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin to drop out. Richardson said, and a Poliquin spokesman confirmed, that Poliquin made the request to Richardson in a phone […]

Bruce Poliquin’s Tea Party conundrum, plus 7 stories you need to read

The latest salvo by Democrats against the Republican candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, Bruce Poliquin, came in an email yesterday, when Democratic Party officials again linked Poliquin to the Tea Party movement. The “is he or isn’t he?” question about Poliquin’s relationship with the Tea Party has simmered since he won his party’s primary […]

Washington Post predicts Poliquin victory; Collins picks up another labor union endorsement

Republican Bruce Poliquin’s campaign in the 2nd Congressional District got a boost Thursday when the Washington Post predicted that he has a 64 percent chance of winning the election against Democrat Emily Cain and independent Blaine Richardson. The Post’s Election Lab’s formula for making the prediction involves election data dating back to 1980 and national […]

Sierra Club Maine endorses Cain; Alfond pays ethics fine; somber Senate tribute to McGowan

Democratic Sen. Emily Cain of Orono, who is her party’s nominee for the open 2nd Congressional District seat, picked up the endorsement of the Sierra Club’s Maine chapter Wednesday. Melissa Walsh Innes, the organization’s political team chair, said Cain earned the endorsement because of her stances on several controversial environmental issues in Maine and beyond. […]

Emily Cain announces three-month fundraising total of $380,000 for congressional campaign

Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain of Orono, who is running for the open 2nd Congressional District seat against Republican Bruce Poliquin of Oakland, announced Tuesday that she has raised nearly $380,000 in the second quarter of 2014, bringing her overall total for the 2014 election to more than $870,000. Cain’s second quarter total outpaced Poliquin significantly, […]

Poliquin to report $291,000 in spring fundraising, plus 7 stories you need to read

Bruce Poliquin, the GOP candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, will report raising more than $281,000 in the 20 days following the June 10 primary election. None of that money came from the candidates’ own pockets, according to a press release from his campaign. Poliquin will also report having more than $291,000 cash on hand at the […]

Eliot Cutler pledges to personally match donations to his campaign; Poliquin invokes Justin Bieber

Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler announced Tuesday that between now and and the state’s next financial reporting deadline for political candidates on July 15, he’ll personally match all donations to his campaign. In a fund raising email to supporters headlined “All In,” Cutler called this a “pivotal moment. “When I decided to run for […]

Republicans, Democrats reinforcing ‘unity’ messages in wake of contentious primaries

The Maine Republican Party will hold a candidate rally Friday in Bangor featuring most, if not all, of the party’s top-of-the-ticket candidates in the November general election. As reported by the BDN on Wednesday, the party announced Thursday that Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, 2nd Congressional District candidate Bruce Poliquin, 1st Congressional District candidate Isaac […]