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‘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 […]

Washington Post predicts Poliquin victory; Collins picks up another labor union endorsement

Republican Bruce Poliquin’s campaign in the 2nd Congressional District got a boost Thursday when the Washington Post predicted that he has a 64 percent chance of winning the election against Democrat Emily Cain and independent Blaine Richardson. The Post’s Election Lab’s formula for making the prediction involves election data dating back to 1980 and national […]

Collins, Bellows in TV ad war; Cutler passes on enviro endorsement; ‘Fear the beard’

Democrat Shenna Bellows, the former ACLU of Maine director who opposes Republican Sen. Susan Collins in the race to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate, took to the television airwaves Wednesday for the third time in her campaign. Bellows, a long-shot candidate against the popular incumbent Collins in both the polls and money race, is […]

Mike Michaud goes to work defining Mike Michaud in his first television ad of campaign

In his first television advertisement of the election season, Democrat Mike Michaud addressed political attacks that are building against him in the gubernatorial race by emphasizing his mill worker roots and taking a tacit swipe at Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s leadership style. The 30-second spot, which will hit the airwaves on Tuesday, starts with an […]

New poll: LePage, Michaud margin still razor thin, and 7 stories you need to read

A new statewide poll by the Maine People’s Resource Center shows the race for the Blaine House still a dead heat between incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.

Emily Cain announces three-month fundraising total of $380,000 for congressional campaign

Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain of Orono, who is running for the open 2nd Congressional District seat against Republican Bruce Poliquin of Oakland, announced Tuesday that she has raised nearly $380,000 in the second quarter of 2014, bringing her overall total for the 2014 election to more than $870,000. Cain’s second quarter total outpaced Poliquin significantly, […]

Michaud joins Hobby Lobby overturn effort; Legislative Dems blast LePage; $820,000 en route for worker training

On Wednesday I reported that Rep. Chellie Pingree, is among numerous congressional Democrats who are sponsoring an attempt to reverse last week’s controversial and split Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud is now on board as a co-sponsor, too. “This legislation prohibits for-profit corporations from denying women specific healthcare items […]