Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Chelsea Clinton to make Orono campaign stop on Thursday

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, will be in Orono on Thursday for a campaign event as her mother looks to fight Republican Donald Trump’s polling lead in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. The Clinton campaign billed it as an “organizing event” with former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell in the University of […]

Trump cancels Thursday rally in Portland citing ‘routing issue’

Good morning from Augusta, where we were girding for a planned Maine campaign stop by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week. However, it has been canceled. Portland spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said Trump’s campaign canceled the planned Thursday rally at the Portland Expo, citing a “campaign routing issue.” The Maine Republican Party didn’t acknowledge the event on […]

It looks like Clinton won the debate. Will she gain an edge?

Good morning from Augusta, where I’m recovering from a late night watching last night’s historic presidential debate at the Bangor Daily News’ watch party in Portland. Nobody in that liberal bastion seemed to think Republican Donald Trump bested Democrat Hillary Clinton. Our crews fanned out across the state captured more diverse reactions. “Who won the debate?” […]

Trump draws even with Clinton in new Maine poll

Hillary Clinton is in danger of being the first Democrat to lose Maine in a presidential election since 1988, with a poll released Tuesday showing her tied statewide with Republican Donald Trump. The survey from the progressive Maine People’s Resource Center is the most worrying sign for the Democrat here so far, reinforcing a clear Trump lead in […]

Is Maine’s 2nd District already in Donald Trump’s column?

Good morning from Augusta, where we’re seeing a normally Democratic Maine take perhaps its most prominent role in a presidential race in two decades because of its more conservative 2nd Congressional District. On Monday, Sabato’s Crystal Ball switched the 2nd District from “Leans Democratic” to “Leans Republican,” amid national polls that are tightening in Republican Donald Trump’s favor. Maine has supported Democrats […]

Democratic VP hopeful Tim Kaine to hold Maine fundraiser

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine of Virginia will be in Maine for a private fundraiser on Thursday, according to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. A campaign spokeswoman confirmed the event on Wednesday, but she didn’t have a location or other details. Kaine, a U.S. senator, won’t appear publicly. However, three Democratic sources said the fundraiser will be […]

Clinton leads Trump in Maine, but poll shows stark regional divide

Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton led Republican Donald Trump by 9 percentage points in a new Maine poll released Wednesday, but deep polarization leaves an opening for Trump to win the state’s northern half. The survey from Emerson College in Boston is a fascinating demonstration of the long-observed “two Maines” political conflict between the liberal south and more conservative […]

In July, Clinton outraised Trump fivefold in Maine

Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign had its biggest Maine fundraising haul yet in July as Republican Donald Trump’s fundraising grew slightly, at about one-fifth of Clinton’s draw. The latest fundraising figures reflect a slower acceleration in fundraising for the Trump campaign in Maine, but they also skew toward showing larger donors. The reports only reflect amounts for […]

LePage targets hybrid, electric cars in ‘free ride’ gas tax discussion

Good morning from Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage targeted ways to ensure drivers of electric cars are contributing their fair share to the cost of maintaining roads on Tuesday. LePage’s comments came during his weekly radio appearance on WVOM amid a discussion about a trip to Boston the governor has scheduled next week on the expansion […]

Poll: Hillary Clinton 10 points up on Donald Trump in Maine

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by 10 percentage points in Maine, according to a poll released Thursday by Breitbart News, a conservative outlet. It doesn’t paint a good picture for Trump, who has fallen behind Clinton in national polls since briefly leading her in late July. The Republican nominee has made Maine a point of emphasis in […]