Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

It looks like Clinton won the debate. Will she gain an edge?

Good morning from Augusta, where I’m recovering from a late night watching last night’s historic presidential debate at the Bangor Daily News’ watch party in Portland. Nobody in that liberal bastion seemed to think Republican Donald Trump bested Democrat Hillary Clinton. Our crews fanned out across the state captured more diverse reactions. “Who won the debate?” […]

What’s the state of Maine’s presidential race?

Good morning from Portland, where I’m recovering from two days of presidential politics in Maine: We got a day of the Donald Trump experience on Thursday and a visit from Democratic underdog Bernie Sanders on Wednesday. And the theater isn’t over: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, one of three remaining Trump rivals, will be at the University […]

What happens when you put Trump, LePage in the same room

The phenomenon that is Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump came to Portland to rally with Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday and the headlines centered around his attacks on 2012 nominee Mitt Romney. That’s because it was Trump’s first public event after Romney criticized him in a speech earlier in the day, but there were moments from Trump’s […]

Paul LePage and the “47 percent” — crunching the numbers

Gov. Paul LePage. BDN photo by Troy Bennett. UPDATE (3:53 p.m.): For a look at the response to LePage’s comment, some of which were included in a previous version of this blog post, check out the article posted this afternoon. In the meantime, let’s look at some numbers. People all over were scratching their heads […]