As the deadline for ballot qualification nears, three more residents have taken out nomination papers to join Portland’s mayoral contest, bringing the total number of contenders to eight. The latest crop of candidates includes Benjamin Culver, 33, co-owner of Arcadia National Bar, and Brendan Glass, a 21-year-old junior at Maine College of Art. Karl Nordli, a […]
More polling data released Tuesday indicates that Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and 1st Congressional District Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree — who are both incumbents — are headed for overwhelming victories next month, though the outcome of the race for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat is far less certain. Data released Tuesday by the Portland-based […]
A high percentage of Mainers are gravely concerned about the economy, the availability of jobs and access to health care but regardless are overwhelmingly happy to be here, according to data in a new Ipsos/BDN poll conducted earlier this month and released Tuesday. My colleague Mario Moretto reported this morning on the results of questions related to […]
A “Women for Michaud” rally by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which was scheduled for Wednesday in Portland in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, has been postponed. The Michaud campaign said in a written statement that the event will be rescheduled for sometime this fall. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action […]
It’s true the governor didn’t vote in yesterday’s Republican primary. But there really wasn’t much for him to vote for.
For the first time in almost a decade, the Maine Republican Party is fielding a full slate of candidates in the House of Representatives, the party announced on Monday.
Eliot Cutler will officially announce his candidacy for the 2014 gubernatorial election on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at events in Bangor and Portland before conducting a “Town Hall” style meeting over the telephone and Twitter. At this point, the event is a campaign formality. Cutler, an independent, has been campaigning ever since he was narrowly defeated […]