The five people touted as GOP faithfuls who endorsed independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on Friday have together donated about equal amounts to other independent candidates and Republican candidates for state office in the past 10 years. One of the people who endorsed Cutler on Friday gave money this year to incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and none had donated to Democratic candidate […]
What do “welfare,” “work,” and “ideas” have in common? They’re all words Maine’s gubernatorial candidates are using — frequently — in television ads trying to win your vote. As the barrage of TV ads from Maine’s gubernatorial campaigns ramped up in September, I took a closer look at the words used in those 30-second television spots produced by each campaign, not including spending […]
A state lawmaker raises concern about conservative activist and UMaine trustees nominee Susan Dench’s “expressed views” on gender.
The race for the Blaine House has already attracted about $2.2 million in spending by groups not specifically connected with a campaign, primarily for television ads. The total is ahead of the five-person contest in 2010, when outside groups had spent about $1.6 million by early September in independent expenditures. We’ve gathered the latest reports into three views below that […]
Although he’d qualified for the ballot, Lee Schultheis, an independent from Freeport, said he knew he never really had a chance to be elected governor. But now, citing a lack of opportunity to even participate in debates, he’s dropping out of the race completely.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]