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In need of rural voters, Maine Democrats leave gun ban out of party platform

There were mixed results for progressives at the Democratic state convention, where gubernatorial candidates also previewed a strategy against front-runner Janet Mills.

Maine Democrats could fight about these platform proposals at their convention

Maine Democrats will debate adding support for a universal health care program to their platform as they chart a path out of the difficult era of Gov. Paul LePage.

What to watch for in this weekend’s Maine political party conventions

The Maine Democratic Party will hold its convention in Lewiston this weekend and it’ll take two days to get through all the candidates.

Even when the Democrats who want LePage’s job argue, they mostly agree

The front-runner in the field is drawing criticism, but Democrats mostly agree on taxes while dividing on some of the specifics.

Here’s a look at Maine’s first ranked-choice voting state ballots

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Left versus inside: Recapping the Maine Democratic gubernatorial debate

Attorney General Janet Mills looked like the frontrunner as most of the Democratic field raced to the left to define themselves before a primary audience.

LePage’s bleak take on Maine forest industry jobs doesn’t add up

Good morning from Augusta. Gov. Paul LePage was in Washington, D.C., to meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in February and something he’s attributed as saying there is puzzling people who watch Maine’s forest industry closely. A summary of that meeting, also attended by New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant and his staff, cites the […]

Stuff your stockings with these Maine political tchotchkes

Susan Collins isn’t sure where Congress’ final tax bill is going to wind up, a group of Maine hard-liners is linked to Alabama’s heated Senate race and it’s Paul LePage vs. Bernie Sanders in Lewiston’s mayoral race.

New poll shows GOP cooling on Susan Collins, but others still like her

The Republican from Maine is the fourth-most popular senator in the nation, but Morning Consult found that her approval has cratered within her own party.

LePage: One school superintendent per county would still be too many

Good morning from Augusta, where today’s main event will feature verbal sparring over education funding. Gov. Paul LePage will hold a news conference on the issue, followed closely by a second event that has been organized by the Maine Education Association and the Stand Up for Students coalition. LePage previewed his argument this morning during […]