Tag Archives: Paul LePage

‘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 […]

Court ruling means formerly maxed-out donors could add $526,500 to Cutler’s coffers

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A court ruling issued Friday will allow Independent Eliot Cutler’s campaign to double up on contributions from individual supporters. That’s a proposition worth at least $526,500 to his campaign, based on the about 351 contributors who had maxed out their support for the candidate, at a previous $1,500 limit, by a July 15 filing deadline. The gist of the […]

Sportsman’s Alliance gives passing grades to all three gubernatorial candidates

All three major candidates for governor have received passing marks from the state’s most prominent advocacy group for hunters and outdoorsmen. Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, or SAM, announced Thursday that it’s not endorsing any candidate for governor, but did assess incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and independent candidate and businessman Eliot Cutler. All […]

Document apparently sent to hundreds by Aroostook Watchmen host looks like a Sovereign Citizen thing

Oh boy. Jack McCarthy (or someone claiming to be him) has sent a “courtesy notice” to hundreds of Maine lobbyists and other officials that is supposed to prevent them from ever interacting with him in the future. If they do choose to interact with him, McCarthy — host of the Aroostook Watchmen, member of the Constitutional […]

Cutler launches first television ad campaign

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One day after receiving the endorsement of fellow independent and U.S. Sen. Angus King, Eliot Cutler has gone live with his first TV advertisement. The ad, titled “Jobs & the Economy,” focuses on Cutler’s business pedigree by highlighting Maine Seafood Ventures, a Portland-based company Cutler and four partners founded after the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, according to a […]

LePage urges NFL to take ‘thugs and wife beaters off the field’ in letter to Goodell

In a letter dated Tuesday, Gov. Paul LePage implored NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the league’s policy on punishment for players who commit acts of domestic violence, and urged Goodell to atone for perceived leniency by making a big donation to an anti-domestic violence group. “I urge you to take the life-and-death matter of […]

Pat Flood, Maine Senate GOP’s budget guru, endorses Eliot Cutler

Maine Sen. Pat Flood, R-Winthrop, broke ranks with his party Wednesday to endorse independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. While Flood would likely have topped many lists of potential GOP defectors from incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, his endorsement of Cutler is still the highest-profile from a partisan lawmaker so far, with the possible exception of former […]

Michaud jumps ahead of Cutler’s spending in June with early TV ads

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One chart makes it clear that the race for the Blaine House is warming up. For the first time since the start of the campaign, Democrat Mike Michaud outspent independent Eliot Cutler in June. Incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s campaign spending also rose in that month, but continues at a much slower pace than his challengers. Through June, the […]