Poll: Clinton, Trump virtually tied in Maine’s 2nd District

The latest poll of Maine’s presidential election preferences found Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in a dead heat in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, a battleground that’s gotten much more attention than usual this cycle. The latest polling from the Maine People’s Resource Center, an affiliate of the progressive Maine People’s Alliance, found third-party […]

Maine’s congressional delegation isn’t worried about ‘rigged’ elections

Good morning from Augusta, where Maine’s congressional delegation isn’t worried about your ballot boxes being “rigged” this November. A highlight from Wednesday’s presidential debate was Republican Donald Trump’s reservation of the right to not accept an election loss, with more than two-thirds of voters in a POLITICO/Morning Consult survey saying the loser should concede. Recently, he has been […]

Maine Democrats apologize for doctored photo of Air Force veteran in attack mailer

Good morning from Augusta, where the Maine Democratic Party is apologizing to a Republican House candidate for a mailer in which “U.S. Air Force Veteran” was removed from the candidate’s hat with photo editing tools. First-term Republican Rep. Brian Hobart of Bowdoinham is running for re-election against Democrat Seth Berry of Bowdoinham, who formerly held the […]

Where the Maine race stands ahead of Trump and Clinton’s last debate

Good morning from Augusta, where we’re preparing for the third and final presidential debate tonight between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. It’s being seen as a crucial moment for Trump, who has fallen nearly seven points behind Clinton in the latest Real Clear Politics polling average amid a rash of sexual misconduct allegations that […]

Poliquin agrees to debate Cain today, but you won’t see it until tomorrow

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine’s 2nd District has agreed to a third debate in his re-election race with Democrat Emily Cain to be taped on Monday and aired Tuesday on Maine Public. It was one of the debates that the Republican originally declined when he set his debate schedule in September. Cain, a former state senator from Orono, said then […]

Cain narrows fundraising gap with Poliquin in high-dollar 2nd District race

Good morning from Augusta, where we saw massive, new fundraising figures in the nationally targeted race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District over the weekend. Nearly $11 million has been spent on the rematch between U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, and Democrat Emily Cain. Cain, a former state senator from Orono, came through with her strongest performance to […]