Tag Archives: campaign finance

Court ruling means formerly maxed-out donors could add $526,500 to Cutler’s coffers

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A court ruling issued Friday will allow Independent Eliot Cutler’s campaign to double up on contributions from individual supporters. That’s a proposition worth at least $526,500 to his campaign, based on the about 351 contributors who had maxed out their support for the candidate, at a previous $1,500 limit, by a July 15 filing deadline. The gist of the […]

Michaud jumps ahead of Cutler’s spending in June with early TV ads

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One chart makes it clear that the race for the Blaine House is warming up. For the first time since the start of the campaign, Democrat Mike Michaud outspent independent Eliot Cutler in June. Incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s campaign spending also rose in that month, but continues at a much slower pace than his challengers. Through June, the […]

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 […]