Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Rand Paul faults Congress for ‘too much compromise’ while stumping for King’s GOP foe

The former Republican presidential candidate lended some star power to state Sen. Eric Brakey, but he’s still an underdog in his race against U.S. Sen. Angus King.

Friday updates from the Maine campaign trail

A Democratic super PAC has dumped nearly $500,000 into the governor’s race, the party’s nominee has replaced her campaign manager and an independent is hitting the road in an RV.

More women want to serve in the Maine Legislature than ever before

Maine and the nation are seeing a record number of women running for office and there are as many reasons as there are candidates.

Maine Clean Election backers try new tack to free $3.5 million trapped by legislative gridlock

The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.

Anthony Kennedy’s retirement intensifies spotlight on Susan Collins

Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.

Why ranked-choice voting could come back to bite Democrats in November

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree shouldn’t fret yet, but ranked-choice voting could give an independent a shot at knocking her off.

Maine Democrats could fight about these platform proposals at their convention

Maine Democrats will debate adding support for a universal health care program to their platform as they chart a path out of the difficult era of Gov. Paul LePage.

Left versus inside: Recapping the Maine Democratic gubernatorial debate

Attorney General Janet Mills looked like the frontrunner as most of the Democratic field raced to the left to define themselves before a primary audience.

LePage push to align Maine with Trump’s tax cuts won’t be an easy fix

Good morning from Augusta, where lawmakers are supposed to adjourn in less than a month, but not before they settle a looming conflict over a benignly titled “tax conformity” bill rolled out officially last week by Gov. Paul LePage. We got an initial look at the Republican governor’s proposal — which would cost $88 million […]

Dropouts, straw polls hint at who to take seriously in crowded Maine governor’s race

It now feels like the 2018 campaign to is taking off in earnest, with two Democrats leaving the race since Friday and a Republican debate tonight in Waterville.