Tag Archives: Mike Thibodeau

Maine’s top candidates for governor throw jabs but no knockout punches in debate

Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.

Despite Trumpian rhetoric, Waterville mayor shows he’s not ready to be the next LePage

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.

How to follow the money in Maine’s crowded 2018 governor’s race

Gov. Paul LePage has taught us that money isn’t everything early in primaries. However, a new round of filings tells us a lot about hopefuls’ positions in their field.

Maine lawmakers are back and itching to fight about Medicaid expansion

Republicans would like to keep stalling the voter-approved law, while Democrats want to fund it with no apparent plan. It’s a standoff not likely to be broken in 2018.

Latest call to rein in how Maine PAC money can be spent fizzles

A Democratic state senator’s bill to bar legislators from using political action committees for personal gain stalled amid a dispute with Senate President Mike Thibodeau, who wanted to investigate the use of public campaign money.

LePage remains mum on who he wants to succeed him

Gov. Paul LePage made a rare public appearance on Thursday, at which he dismissed a report that President Donald Trump wants him to challenge U.S. Sen. Angus King and declined to weigh in on whether he would endorse any of the Republican candidates seeking to succeed him.

If there’s sexual harassment in the Maine Legislature, it’s going unreported

As reports of past sexual harassment by members of Congress intensify, the same is not the case at the Maine State House, where legislative leaders say no formal complaints have been filed.

More Republicans jump into races to retain the Maine Senate

Two new Republican candidates bode well for their party’s chances to retain two seats, but their battle to retain the Maine Senate in 2018 will still be difficult.