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Does the debate matter?

Is the race for the Blaine House over? On the cusp of the second televised gubernatorial debate, some of the state’s top political hands say the die has been cast, thanks to a shoddy performance by Democrat Mike Michaud and a strong showing from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. “LePage has been doing far better than […]

Obama heads to Maine to rally for Michaud

As part of a united Democratic front pushing for Mike Michaud’s election to the Blaine House, President Barack Obama will come to Portland to stump for the Democratic congressman. Michaud, who remains locked in a tight battle with Republican Gov. Paul LePage, and thwarted by the independent candidacy of Eliot Cutler, surely hopes despite his […]

Cutler, LePage and Michaud vie for women voters

Want to know where ground zero is in the Maine gubernatorial race? Women voters. As headlines get filled with polling results and squabbles about who will debate when, the real trench warfare is occurring elsewhere. Independent Eliot Cutler, trailing the race in third place, has tried to put a dent in Democrat Mike Michaud’s support […]

Clinton comes to help Michaud

The nation’s top Democratic draw – former President Bill Clinton – is headed to Maine to stump for Mike Michaud. The gubernatorial candidate can expect both a fundraising boost and, more importantly, a potent adrenaline shot to the arm of his campaign following the Sept. 2 event. But Clinton has stumped for losing candidates before […]

Source: King to endorse Cutler Monday

Days before Election Day four years ago, Maine’s popular former governor and now U.S. Sen. Angus King, an independent, endorsed fellow independent Eliot Cutler in his bid for governor. Cutler came up just short when the votes were tallied, amassing 36.7 percent support to Republican Paul LePage’s 38.1 percent, and King’s endorsement was seen as […]

Latest charges could dry up crucial funding for LePage

Mike Tipping, a liberal blogger and activist, debuted an excerpt of his forthcoming book that claims Maine Gov. Paul LePage met with known “domestic terrorists” eight times during the course of eight months in 2013. The charges are backed with documents provided through Freedom of Access requests and interviews, and appear to be rooted in […]

Susan Collins’ calculated support of gay marriage

There are times politicians are bold and then there are times when less bold politicians seem more so because of their more cautious and reluctant colleagues. Sen. Susan Collins publicly supporting same-sex marriage in 2014 represents the latter. Collins has indeed been a friend to the LGBT community on the national stage, particularly working on […]