Tag Archives: Chris Christie

How LePage and Collins — in different ways — are helping mainstream Trump

Good morning from Portland, where I figured I’d write something today on what Gov. Paul LePage’s Friday endorsement of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump really means. But it doesn’t mean all that much by itself, honestly: The governor’s a bombastic guy with a business background who uses the word “politician” as a slur against his perceived enemies and so is Trump. […]

Report: LePage wanted to stop Trump less than a week before endorsing him

Less than a week before endorsing him, Gov. Paul LePage urged fellow Republican governors in a closed-door meeting to condemn presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, the New York Times reported Saturday. It’s a schizophrenic twist made public just after LePage’s Friday endorsement of Trump, the billionaire businessman who the governor has criticized in the past, and a potential example of the campaign horse-trading […]

Eves’ attorney: LePage lawsuit immunity claims ‘astonishingly broad’

Good morning from Augusta, where there’s new fallout from House Speaker Mark Eves’ lawsuit against Gov. Paul LePage. As you probably know, the Democrat from North Berwick sued the governor last year over the Republican’s role in forcing Good Will-Hinckley to rescind an employment contract with Eves in 2015. LePage threatened to withhold $530,000 in state funding unless the […]

Maine’s congressional delegation demands VA program fix

Good morning from Augusta, which should be reasonably quiet today, with three legislative committees set to do work today. This week, the Maine Legislature’s biggest topic of discussion will likely be conformity with federal income tax changes, an issue that has consisted mostly of partisan posturing so far between Gov. Paul LePage and Democrats. Two […]

LePage makes final New Hampshire swing for Christie

Gov. Paul LePage has a full slate of events in New Hampshire today, where he’s campaigning with Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie, who has staked his hopes on a strong showing in Tuesday’s primary. The New Jersey governor’s campaign probably depends on Maine’s neighbor, especially after Christie’s 10th-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Monday. He’s […]

Chris Christie headed to Portland Wednesday for ‘special announcement’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie swings through Becky's Diner in Portland with Gov. Paul LePage in this May 2014 photo. BDN file photo by Troy Bennett.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who on Tuesday announced his candidacy for president, will arrive at Becky’s Diner in Portland at 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to his official campaign schedule. Christie was in New Hampshire for a town hall forum Tuesday evening, when several journalists following him on the campaign trail first reported his Maine […]

Daily Brief: Maine to benefit from $1.4 billion housing crisis settlement

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Good morning from Augusta, where Attorney General Janet Mills is scheduled to release details about how Maine will benefit from a $1.4 billion settlement between the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s and the federal government and several states. According to a news advisory, Mills will hold a press conference at the steps of the Kennebec County […]

Chris Christie, Olympia Snowe to headline fundraiser for LePage in Lewiston

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will return to Maine a third time on Oct. 14 for a private fundraiser for Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election campaign. Christie has already brought his big name and fundraising prowess to Maine twice this year: He appeared with LePage at public and private appearances in Portland in […]

Chris Christie and Rand Paul are not friends, but they’ll both share a stage with LePage

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will come up to Maine for a reception with our own GOP governor, Paul LePage, and his wife, Ann, on May 7 in Portland. The announcement was made in a fundraising email to supporters from The Committee to Re-Elect Paul LePage. Today is the last day of the […]