Tag Archives: Shenna Bellows

Raye, Poliquin attack each other on deadline day for campaign finance reports

Another campaign finance filing deadline for congressional candidates came and went on Friday, but perhaps more noteworthy than the totals (which are detailed below) were barbs traded between the two Republican candidates trying to win the primary for the open 2nd Congressional District seat. Former Maine Senate President Kevin Raye of Perry and former state […]

Roundup: Nearly half of Mainers disapproved of Obama in 2013

The State of the Union has come and gone, but what was the state of President Barack Obama’s job performance? According to Gallup, which has tracked presidential job approval ratings since the days of Truman, Obama’s fifth year in office was among the most polarizing in history, with just 11 percent average Republican approval and […]

Roundup: As Maine Goes is back and so is Poliquin’s self-financed campaign machine

As Maine Goes, the go-to website and online forum for Maine conservatives since the late ’90s, is back online under new ownership after going dark a month ago. New owner Lance Dutson, a political consultant and former CEO of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, bought the site last week and re-launched it this weekend, promising to […]

Bellows’ ‘strong’ fundraising dwarfed by Collins’ campaign war chest

Shenna Bellows, a Democrat who is opposing Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in the November election, announced Monday that she has raised $332,241 to date and hopes to raise $3 million to spend on her campaign. Bellows said her total funds raised to date have exceeded her expectations, but in the context of past U.S. […]

Erick Bennett will challenge Collins from the right in Republican primary

Erick Bennett, a Portland political consultant and founder of the conservative Maine Equal Rights Center, announced Monday that he’ll run as a primary challenger to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. But in an interview, Bennett seemed pretty ho-hum about whether or not he really wants to serve in the Senate. He said the primary challenge is […]

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 […]

Collins’ support of workplace rights for gays earns scorn of conservative women’s group

Maine’s chapter of the Concerned Women for America, a conservative Christian women’s activist group, may have earned a few points with liberals last week when they got behind a bill to support victims of human trafficking in the state. But this week, they got right back to their usual place in the partisan landscape, blasting Sen. […]