Republican Governors Association’ chairman and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will return to Maine in August for another party fundraiser and campaign stop with Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
Democrat Alden Smith, a Sangerville veteran and long-shot candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, had dropped out of the race, leaving powerhouse Sens. Troy Jackson and Emily Cain alone to vie for their party’s nomination.
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 […]
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 […]
The second regular session is in full gear after the gavels fell in the Maine House and Senate last week. Here’s a few items that crossed my radar screen that should be passed along, and some political news we’ll be following this week. Burns ‘religious freedom’ bill on deck Rep. David Burns, R-Whiting, introduced a […]
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candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District in August, and reiterated his intention to run just two weeks ago — has withdrawn his hat from the ring.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 […]
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 […]
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 In the past, this sort of thing would be called a “Reporter’s Notebook,” but that phrase seems a bit … outdated.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 […]