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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 […]

Paul LePage and the “47 percent” — crunching the numbers

Gov. Paul LePage. BDN photo by Troy Bennett. UPDATE (3:53 p.m.): For a look at the response to LePage’s comment, some of which were included in a previous version of this blog post, check out the article posted this afternoon. In the meantime, let’s look at some numbers. People all over were scratching their heads […]