The Maine Democratic Party has named a former spokesman for U.S. Sen. Angus King as its new communications director and the Maine Republican Party has brought in a data specialist as Maine’s two major political parties gear up for the 2018 elections. That election will include the entire Legislature, King’s seat in the Senate, both U.S. […]
Good morning from quiet Augusta. Following last week’s state shutdown drama, the holiday and the fact that July, for the most part, has been a breathtaking beauty so far, there’s not a lot of news to report. However, the BDN is ever at the ready to spring into action at any moment when news develops, […]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the capitol city, where everyone’s just a wee bit Irish for a day. I can’t wait to see what’s for lunch at the usually festive Cross Cafe. In case you didn’t know, the cafe is open to the public and represents one of the best meal bargains in Augusta. Remember the […]
Political action committees seeking to influence Maine elections had through September amassed about three-fourths of the entire amount raised during the last gubernatorial election year. As staff writer Mario Moretto reported today, that puts PAC spending on track to far outpace totals from the 2010 gubernatorial election. The latest numbers come from reports filed by a midnight deadline, detailing […]
Democrat Alden Smith, a Sangerville veteran and long-shot candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, had dropped out of the race, leaving powerhouse Sens. Troy Jackson and Emily Cain alone to vie for their party’s nomination.