Tag Archives: Mike Michaud

The money race for the Blaine House, in six charts

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler brought in the most cash between May and July — mostly from his own pocket — but he’s also spent the most so far. Cutler lags both incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud for the cash their campaigns had on hand as of the latest reporting period. The Michaud campaign had […]

Poliquin to report $291,000 in spring fundraising, plus 7 stories you need to read

Bruce Poliquin, the GOP candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, will report raising more than $281,000 in the 20 days following the June 10 primary election. None of that money came from the candidates’ own pockets, according to a press release from his campaign. Poliquin will also report having more than $291,000 cash on hand at the […]

LePage dings Michaud for highway fund shortfall; Obama’s problem with Christians

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, chastising the congressman for not ushering a solution to the federal Highway Trust Fund shortfall through Congress.

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 […]

National group studies paper chase in Maine governor’s race

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The tight three-way race for the Blaine House is the subject of a brief report by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, which took a look at the most recently completed campaigns of each candidate for insights into ghosts of fundraising past. What the report reveals are patterns of fundraising from in-state, out-of-state and personal […]

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 […]

Looking for your political nirvana in Maine? This web quiz says you should move to…

Find out which Maine town is your political match Have you ever wondered what Maine town best mirrors your political beliefs? A political analysis firm called Clarity Campaign Labs has just launched a new whiz-bang website that after asking you a series of seven questions, will identify what Maine town best suits your political tastes. Be prepared […]

Cutler tells MSNBC ‘I’m not a spoiler, I’m a choice’

In an interview with NBC’s chief White House correspondent, Chuck Todd, independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler answered, once again, the ‘spoiler’ question. Democrats have attempted to paint a vote for Cutler as a vote for incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Some Republican pundits have even gone so far as to tell party activists to drum […]