Tag Archives: Mark Holbrook

A LePage last stand, cost estimates and parting words from the Legislature’s final day

It’s unclear whether Gov. Paul LePage will see it as a victory, but he got lawmakers to pass a bill that looked dead as lawmakers reflected on a session marked by division.

The money race in Maine’s 2nd District is heating up, but Poliquin has a huge head start

Maine’s more conservative congressional district is again being seen as a potential swing seat. The Democratic challenger must do a lot of work to flip it.

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.

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.

Where the Maine race stands ahead of Trump and Clinton’s last debate

Good morning from Augusta, where we’re preparing for the third and final presidential debate tonight between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. It’s being seen as a crucial moment for Trump, who has fallen nearly seven points behind Clinton in the latest Real Clear Politics polling average amid a rash of sexual misconduct allegations that […]

Cain narrows fundraising gap with Poliquin in high-dollar 2nd District race

Good morning from Augusta, where we saw massive, new fundraising figures in the nationally targeted race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District over the weekend. Nearly $11 million has been spent on the rematch between U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, and Democrat Emily Cain. Cain, a former state senator from Orono, came through with her strongest performance to […]

Spat with GOP primary foe highlights Holbrook’s struggles in Maine’s 1st District race

The primary election for the 1st Congressional District seat came and went months ago but animosity between the two Republican candidates continues. Mark Holbrook of Brunswick walked away with the nomination after he bested Ande Smith of North Yarmouth by just 57 votes. Animosity between Holbrook and Smith began to show late in the primary […]

Dueling Trump, Obama speeches show just how different they are

Good morning from my couch in Gardiner, where I’m recovering after the much-anticipated day of Donald Trump in Bangor. Here are our reports from inside the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s rally and outside, where there were confrontations between supporters and protesters and a Trump-unrelated fight between passers-by near the Paul Bunyan statue. A few demonstrators were removed […]

Will other big-name Republicans join LePage at Trump’s Bangor rally?

Good morning from Augusta, where reporters and Gov. Paul LePage have something in common: We’re all preparing for Donald Trump’s Wednesday rally in Bangor. Maine’s Republican governor was one of the first major office-holding endorsers of the billionaire who is now the party’s presumptive nominee, so it’s only natural that LePage would be there, as […]