Tag Archives: Bruce Poliquin

LePage’s campaign war chest called worst in the country; Poliquin attacks Cain for Approps vote

Gov. Paul LePage could be in the worst financial shape of any Republican governor vying for re-election, according to an analysis by Politico, though LePage’s campaign has insisted since 2009 that he doesn’t need to spend big to win. The money in GOP governors’ campaign accounts varies widely across the U.S. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, […]

Raye, Poliquin attack each other on deadline day for campaign finance reports

Another campaign finance filing deadline for congressional candidates came and went on Friday, but perhaps more noteworthy than the totals (which are detailed below) were barbs traded between the two Republican candidates trying to win the primary for the open 2nd Congressional District seat. Former Maine Senate President Kevin Raye of Perry and former state […]

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 […]

Roundup: As Maine Goes is back and so is Poliquin’s self-financed campaign machine

As Maine Goes, the go-to website and online forum for Maine conservatives since the late ’90s, is back online under new ownership after going dark a month ago. New owner Lance Dutson, a political consultant and former CEO of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, bought the site last week and re-launched it this weekend, promising to […]

Roundup: The King’s Olympics, Cain’s cash and adjunct professors’ union

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 […]

Poliquin recalls when famed New England Patriots coach Belichick was better at lacrosse

When Bruce Poliquin roots for the New England Patriots, he carries a little more oomph than the rest of us when it comes to Head Coach Bill Belichick. Poliquin, of Oakland, the former state treasurer who is running for Maine 2nd Congressional District as a Republican, has known Belichick since their days together on the […]

Richard Rosen opts out of race to replace Michaud in CD2

Richard Rosen — the Bucksport Republican who announced his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District in August, and reiterated his intention to run just two weeks ago — has withdrawn his hat from the ring.  In an email to the Bangor Daily News on Friday, Rosen said he has decided to continue his nearly two […]

Poliquin, Raye earn ‘young guns’ nod from NRCC

Kevin Raye and Bruce Poliquin, two GOP 2nd Congressional District hopefuls, got early nods from the National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday, a sign that top party leaders in D.C. think both candidates stand a chance at winning the open seat. Raye, a former Maine Senate President from Perry, and Poliquin, a former State Treasurer […]

Maine politics that doesn’t involve crashing into a moose

This is the first of what will be an occasional feature here at State & Capitol: A round-up of 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. If […]

Money rushes into 2nd District House campaign; Collins raises $800k in Q3

Note: This blog post was updated several times Tuesday to reflect campaign finance reports as they were posted by the FEC or forwarded to the BDN by the candidates. This is the final version. Campaign finance reports filed with the federal government show contributions flooding into the race for the 2nd Congressional District race while incumbent […]