Tag Archives: Rand Paul

Auburn legislator could be first GOP hopeful to challenge Angus King

Good morning from Augusta. A storm that will drop a foot of snow in some areas of Maine has delayed the opening of state offices until 10 a.m. and forced school cancellations from York to Aroostook counties. So, grab another cup of coffee and turn with us to the rumor mill on the 2018 election, where independent […]

What did Maine’s Cruz delegates think of Trump’s speech?

Good morning from my apartment in Gardiner, where I was up late watching Donald Trump accept the Republican presidential nomination. He said America is increasingly threatened by crime and terrorism and he’s the only one who can fix it. But the context-free picture he painted was far bleaker than reality. The New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press all have […]

Ted Cruz to get dozens of Maine endorsements on Thursday

Good morning from Augusta, where a large group of Republican legislators and activists is set to endorse presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Thursday. Between 40 and 50 legislators will hold a noon news conference at the State House to announce support for the Texas senator, who won the Iowa caucuses on Monday, finishing ahead of runner-up Donald […]

Who will Maine’s Rand Paul supporters turn to in 2016?

Rand Paul’s Wednesday announcement that he’s leaving the 2016 presidential race means that Maine Republicans lost the candidate who paid them the most attention during the past year. The Kentucky senator spoke at the 2014 state party convention with a hopeful message of broadening the party to better attract independents. That was before he was an […]

Chris Christie and Rand Paul are not friends, but they’ll both share a stage with LePage

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will come up to Maine for a reception with our own GOP governor, Paul LePage, and his wife, Ann, on May 7 in Portland. The announcement was made in a fundraising email to supporters from The Committee to Re-Elect Paul LePage. Today is the last day of the […]

In newest poll, Collins leads Bellows, even among Democrats

Yesterday’s gubernatorial survey results from Public Policy Polling didn’t shed much new light on next year’s three-way race. But PPP always releases its findings in two-day pairs, and today’s data dump is much more interesting.  According to the left-leaning polling house, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has a 14-point lead over her 2014 opponent Shenna […]