Tag Archives: David Sorensen

What’s next for ranked-choice voting in Maine?

Good morning from Augusta, where the implementation of ranked-choice voting hangs in limbo. The system, which election reform advocates have called a “better way to vote,” could be headed back to voters or could die at the hands of the Legislature, depending on what happens with two 11th-hour bills allowed into the legislative process on […]

Sorensen, Quintero get new jobs as Maine DHHS, Eves shift spokespeople

There’s some change on the Maine political media relations front this week, with two mouthpieces — one Republican and one Democrat — taking new jobs. Gov. Paul LePage has hired David Sorensen, who was the spokesman for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services for the past year, as a policy adviser, while Jodi Quintero, who spoke for House […]

Expect a more aggressive tone from DHHS as former GOP spokesman Sorensen becomes voice of agency

Speculation about where outspoken conservative spokesman David Sorensen will land ended Thursday when the Department of Health and Human Services announced Sorensen will take over as its spokesman. Staff changes like this usually go relatively unnoticed, but Sorensen’s new job could signal a more aggressive stance from DHHS — where Commissioner Mary Mayhew has been […]

Outspoken voice for House GOP is leaving the State House — and maybe Maine

David Sorensen, who for two years has been the most high-profile legislative staffer in Maine, is leaving his post as communications director for the House Republican Office. Sorensen had taken a leave of absence from the State House to be spokesman for the Maine GOP during this year’s election, which resulted in sweeping wins for Republicans, who […]

Bellows removes stock footage from ad touting support for Maine workers

A spokeswoman for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows says the campaign made “a mistake” when it included stock footage in an online advertisement about the candidate’s support for working class people. The ad has since been taken down, and replaced with a new one featuring workers from Maine. (The workers, by the way, are Toby […]

AFL-CIO endorses Cain, Bellows; Mike Tipping’s new book on his favorite governor

The Maine AFL-CIO — the federation representing most of the labor unions in Maine — put out two more endorsements on Tuesday. The group will throw its weight behind 2nd Congressional Distict candidate Emily Cain and U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows. Both Cain and Bellows are Democrats, making the endorsement less of a surprise than […]

In first TV ads, Bellows introduces herself while Collins taps union support

Let the TV ad battle for the Maine’s U.S. Senate race begin. Both incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her Democrat rival, former Maine ACLU chief Shenna Bellows, have begun airing their first ads of the season. The two ads show exactly the discrepancy in the starting point of these two candidates. Bellows is […]