Tag Archives: Ken Fredette

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.

Foes up pressure on Moody in GOP race to succeed LePage

The two legislators in the field are looking to drag down front-runner Shawn Moody, but Mary Mayhew seems content to let them fight.

Front-runners were the clear targets in dueling Maine governor’s race debates

A poll from the Bangor Daily News was hanging over a day of debates and the fields treated the front-runners — Republican Shawn Moody and Democrat Janet Mills — accordingly.

What the first statewide poll tells us about Maine’s primary elections

There are clear front-runners in the governor’s race, but there is also a lot of time and room for the election to move.

Expect lots of love for LePage and a tense afternoon at this year’s Maine GOP convention

The Maine Republican Party’s state convention may begin with a tense tribute on Friday before candidates wrangle on-stage tomorrow.

Beyond the rhetoric: The reasons why House Republicans forced adjournment

The Maine Legislature adjourned for the year on Wednesday without getting a lot of work done. Now, House Republicans are casting doubt on whether they will agree to return in a Medicaid expansion fight.

An ‘issue’ ad featuring Lucas St. Clair sure looks like campaign material

The Democratic 2nd Congressional district candidate says he isn’t involved with a new group running ads that mention him, but it is tied to his family’s crusade to establish a North Woods national monument.

Maine’s partisan rift over tax policy will again play out at the ballot box

Democratic gubernatorial candidates differ on how universal home care should be funded, but Republicans and Democrats are airing conventional tax plans more generally.

What you missed while Maine lawmakers were squabbling

Good morning from Augusta, where everyone is tired and cranky after a contentious three days at the State House. We’ll catch up on a few items that might have been overshadowed by the uproar on the House floor. LePage asks legislators to ‘address student debt!’ Tempers continued to simmer about unfinished business at the State […]

Traps, ‘trickery’ and other things Maine lawmakers do in the middle of the night

The Legislature was supposed to adjourn at midnight on Wednesday, but Democrats let the session stretch on in an arcane procedural fight that we try to explain.