Tag Archives: Susan Collins

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: The King’s Olympics, Cain’s cash and adjunct professors’ union

Not many Mainers could afford to go to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi this February. I know I couldn’t. But two people who could probably afford it, Maine’s U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins, have widely different takes on whether they’d considering going at all. The Sochi Olympics have been eyed with skepticism […]

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. […]

Roundup: Maine politics for when you’re done shoveling snow

This Maine politics round-up is part of an occasional feature here at State & Capitol to give readers some quick political news tidbits that didn’t merit a full story, but are still worth noting. In the past, this sort of thing would be called a “Reporter’s Notebook,” but that phrase seems a bit … outdated.  […]

State GOP rebukes Collins’ primary challenger for Facebook comments about Michaud, Mandela

Erick Bennett, a staunch conservative who signaled his intention to run against U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in the GOP primary next year, drew the stern rebuke from the state’s party chairman on Friday after several incendiary comments by Bennett began circulating on social media. Here’s a sampling of the posts, taken from Erick Bennett’s Facebook […]

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 […]