Shenna Bellows makes the (EMILY’s) list

Though spring weather continues to be a tease, the green shoots of money are springing up for Shenna Bellows. The Democratic challenger to Sen. Susan Collins and former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine just made the cut to receive support from EMILY’s List, a political fundraising powerhouse that supports pro-choice […]

Angus King is toying with Democrats, Republicans

Here’s what we know: Angus King is not going to change his stripes. The 70-year-old Maine independent – former governor, now senator – is who he is: pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-Obamacare. He’s also for sensible spending, which you’d be hard-pressed for any politician to disagree with as a concept. But just as he played both […]

Is Susan Collins caving to the “Shenna Effect?”

Deal-maker Sen. Susan Collins re-emerged Wednesday, following a report she is floating a potential compromise deal to raise the federal minimum wage, but not to the $10.10 level advocated by President Barack Obama and other top Democrats. She also sent out a joint press release with Sen. Angus King, the Maine independent who caucuses with […]

Maine’s Susan Collins Avoids Tea Party Challenge

Remember the tea party? It was a force to be reckoned with in Maine. It propelled a little known, poorly funded Waterville mayor from “dark horse” in a wide Republican primary field into the Blaine House in 2010. It churned up national speculation that perhaps Sen. Olympia Snowe, widely viewed as the most moderate Republican […]

Shenna Bellows embraces D.C. cash

Democratic Senate candidate Shenna Bellows, who had a strong initial fundraising effort in her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins, is embracing all the resources available to her, most recently touting support from a pair of pro-marijuana political groups. But it’s who is not giving to her that’s got political insider curiosity up. In […]