Tag Archives: campaign finance

The money race for the Blaine House, in six charts

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler brought in the most cash between May and July — mostly from his own pocket — but he’s also spent the most so far. Cutler lags both incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud for the cash their campaigns had on hand as of the latest reporting period. The Michaud campaign had […]

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, […]

National group studies paper chase in Maine governor’s race

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The tight three-way race for the Blaine House is the subject of a brief report by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, which took a look at the most recently completed campaigns of each candidate for insights into ghosts of fundraising past. What the report reveals are patterns of fundraising from in-state, out-of-state and personal […]

Cutler tells MSNBC ‘I’m not a spoiler, I’m a choice’

In an interview with NBC’s chief White House correspondent, Chuck Todd, independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler answered, once again, the ‘spoiler’ question. Democrats have attempted to paint a vote for Cutler as a vote for incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Some Republican pundits have even gone so far as to tell party activists to drum […]

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 […]