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Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain (left) listens as Republican former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin makes a comment about her during the 2nd Congressional District debate at the CBS 13 television studios in Portland in this October 2014 file photo.

Cain hits Poliquin for declining debates in 2nd District race

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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s campaign said Tuesday that the Republican from Maine’s 2nd District will debate just twice on TV ahead of a November rematch with Democrat Emily Cain.

Backers of ranked-choice voting say it would add civility to campaigns

“We used to be a country where we talked about ideas. Now we’re more concerned in what not to do or who is going to get credit for something,” said Augusta Mayor David Rollins.

City councilors propose measures aimed at better protecting renters

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Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Here’s what’s new. What we’re talking about Leaders of the City Council committee tasked with …

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