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Willette moves from LePage campaign to new job as spokesman for state finance department

Former assistant House minority leader and spokesman for Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election campaign Alex Willette has landed a job as a spokesman for the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. Willette, who is one of Maine’s two representatives on the National Republican Committee, was the youngest-ever legislative leader in the U.S. He resigned from his […]

All three candidates score victories, endure defeats in first televised debate

For the minority of Mainers who pay close attention to state politics, Wednesday’s first televised debate in the gubernatorial race was full of familiar talking points as well as returns to campaign strategies that have been developing for months. Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent candidate Eliot Cutler, both of whom will benefit if Mike Michaud’s supporters start abandoning him, launched a series of withering […]

RGA tops $2M in spending for LePage as Michaud also gets major outside media buy

Political parties and political action committees dumped a collective $770,000 into media buys, ads, and canvassing from Friday to Sunday, targeting specific races in the Maine House and Senate and making major media buys for negative ads against Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud. The vast majority of the spending over the weekend went to […]

Does LePage deserve ‘third most fiscally responsible governor’ ranking?

Gov. Paul LePage has been named one of the four most fiscally responsible governors in the country by a conservative, anti-tax libertarian think tank called the Cato Institute. LePage ranked third among four Republican governors whose actions over the past two years earned a grade of “A” on the institute’s 2014 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s […]

Maine Republican Party launches anti-Michaud website; Democrats say they’ll reciprocate

The Maine Republican Party continued its all-out assault on Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Michaud on Wednesday with the launch of a website called MichaudFacts.com. The site, which the GOP said was launched Wednesday but which contains posts dating back to last month, is a clearinghouse for many of the attack narratives that Republicans have waged […]

‘Fed up’ Richardson rejects Poliquin call to quit congressional campaign

Blaine Richardson, a staunch conservative who left the Republican Party in order to run as an independent for the 2nd Congressional District seat, said Friday that he has rejected a request from Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin to drop out. Richardson said, and a Poliquin spokesman confirmed, that Poliquin made the request to Richardson in a phone […]

Planned Parenthood chief’s rally for Mike Michaud postponed two days ahead of time

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud

A “Women for Michaud” rally by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which was scheduled for Wednesday in Portland in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, has been postponed. The Michaud campaign said in a written statement that the event will be rescheduled for sometime this fall. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action […]

Maine’s slow Internet stands between you, jobs and kittens dancing to tuba music

How fast are Internet speeds in Maine? I’ll wait while the rest of this page loads. Ready? OK. An internet service provider called Broadview Networks published a national map earlier this week that shows Maine in general has some of the slowest Internet speeds in the country and is at the bottom of the pack in […]