If you needed any evidence of how strange politics can turn during an election, look no further. Today, the U.S. Senate held a vote on a bill by Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington. The bill would have overturned the controversial Hobby Lobby decision, but it failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to advance. […]
Independent Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos is not too happy about the Attorney General’s decision not to look into the meetings Gov. Paul LePage had with a group of anti-government extremists last year.
Collins endorsement by conservation group angers Bellows The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund on Monday endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins for re-election to the Maine Senate, citing Collins’ fight against climate change and efforts to protect the environment in Maine and beyond. Shenna Bellows, Collins’ Democratic opponent in the November election, said the facts don’t […]
HRC’s endorsement of Collins notwithstanding, few in Maine’s LGBT community will question Bellows’ status as an ally for equality.
The Maine AFL-CIO — the federation representing most of the labor unions in Maine — put out two more endorsements on Tuesday. The group will throw its weight behind 2nd Congressional Distict candidate Emily Cain and U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows. Both Cain and Bellows are Democrats, making the endorsement less of a surprise than […]
Let the TV ad battle for the Maine’s U.S. Senate race begin. Both incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and her Democrat rival, former Maine ACLU chief Shenna Bellows, have begun airing their first ads of the season. The two ads show exactly the discrepancy in the starting point of these two candidates. Bellows is […]
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 […]
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 […]