Greetings from Augusta, where the Presidents Day holiday has state offices shut down and there is nothing on the docket. The Legislature will remain at recess for the rest of this week, though a handful of committees have hearings scheduled beginning Tuesday. Stay tuned to the Bangor Daily News for coverage and analysis. So, this will […]
There’s eight days left until the election.
If recent polling is to be believed, the narrative in the governor’s race has shifted, just as many have predicted for months that it would. The thing is, the shift isn’t what some had expected. If there was to be a shift, according to those who have seen Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler as competing […]
More polling data released Tuesday indicates that Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and 1st Congressional District Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree — who are both incumbents — are headed for overwhelming victories next month, though the outcome of the race for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat is far less certain. Data released Tuesday by the Portland-based […]
Maine’s junior senator, independent Angus King, was among the first members of Congress to meet with Afghanistan’s newly elected government this weekend during a six-day trip to to India and the Middle East. King was joined on the trip by U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia. Both senators are members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Kaine […]
The Cook Political Report, which analyzes federal and gubernatorial elections, said Maine’s 2nd Congressional District still leans to the left, despite findings in the most recent public poll that suggested otherwise. The poll, which was commissioned by the Portland Press Herald, showed Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin with a 10 point lead over his opponent, Emily […]
The results of a Rasmussen Reports poll on Maine’s gubernatorial race released Friday show incumbent Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic nominee Mike Michaud within a point of each other and well within the poll’s 3-percent margin of error. The numbers: LePage, 41 percent support; Michaud, 40 percent and independent Eliot Cutler, 16 percent. The poll […]
A new statewide poll by the Maine People’s Resource Center shows the race for the Blaine House still a dead heat between incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.