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  • Anonymous

    Yeah, Republicans tout their records all right, screwing the poor people of Maine.  Throwing the sick, old and poor into the streets.  Taking care of only their RICH Buddies with tax breaks and kick backs. Most of the new Tea Party members in Congress are on the DOLE of the Mega Banks of Wall St. So much for these corrupt people coming to change Washington DC.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t want to sound rude, but they’re kind of idiotic if they don’t follow Snowe’s strategy. You need to be a moderate to win a general election in Maine. Are they all banking on the miracle of a split vote that LePage had? They need to be realistic here and represent the people of Maine, not just the freaky fringe.

    • Anonymous

      You said it…they are not being very realistic if they think Maine has somehow become Ruby Red.

      State GOP:  if you talk like Maine has become deeply Conservative, you will talk Angus King right into the Senate.

    • Anonymous

      With King in the race you WILL have a 3 way split with King splitting the dems…Unless the dems don’t run anyone but that won’t happen…Republicans will probably win like LePage did…

      • Anonymous

        No way, the margins were so slim. It was clearly a one-time fluke.

        • Anonymous

          Yea so was the republicans taking the house and senate , right ??? LOL…

          • Anonymous

            Girl, you really think a split of a few percentage point is going to happen exactly the same way again? Get real.

  • Anonymous

     I am interested in  these people running. Looking for  ideas for Maine economy. They better  make the brand better for the next  6 months.

  • Probability of King victory: 85%…

  • 4afishandfingerpie

    The guys running who are currently in the LePage administration should QUIT. Running is a full time job and you are not doing what we are paying you for!

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Poliquin has proven his moral compass points to “S” for Self-interest as exhibited by his Popham Beach activities while State Treasurer.

  • Collectively the lot of them are doing nothing more than making noise and taking up space. I have yet to see any of them put their supposed plan’s for their time in DC and benefiting Maine on paper with their signature on it. That means that their accountability is Z-E-R-O to the voter’s since they refuse to show us what they intend to do. But they all make huge campaign statement’s about ‘downsizing Federal Gov’t’ while at the same time calling for it’s actual expansion in order to ‘Combat the demon’s of Obamacare’ ! What drivel !!!!! Charlie Summers did nothing for Maine besides get his name added to all of our Driver’s License’s and make it more difficult to register to vote. So much for his idea of an engaged voter base and encouraging people to vote in a democracy. The AG has shown no one anything but his contempt for the voter’s by responding & engaging, when asked, only on the Affordable Care Act and nothing else. His grasp of the economy is sorely lacking (and we can all see it) and is a sure sign of his being lead around by the nose if he ever gets to Washington by the Ryan Bunch. So much for Maine’s independence and history of moderation ! The rest of them all show a serious lack of grasp of anything beyond the State line. U.S. Senator’s need to be able to grasp the whole of the problem, not just their little piece or how it makes them look. Look’s, as anyone playing cards or at the local bank will tell you, only carries you so far. To this point, look’s are the only thing that this current crop of GOP Candidate’s has. Past look’s, frankly, the well is running dry.

  • Guest

    Bennett said there’s a sense in the country that big government and big business too often collude to create a “crony capitalist system.”

    “There is a very pervasive feeling in Augusta that biz
    people are wealthy — all you need to do is go somewhere out back and pull out a
    secret stash and make up what government has taken from you,” said Plowman.

    I think these two statements perfectly reflect the disconnect between the perceptions of politicians and fact. The fist statement links the word Big with government and business, the second statement conflates door sales with Wall Street capitalists.

    The fact of the matter is the Republican Party is Big Businesses’ marketing tool.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to know if any of these people have or will sign Grover Norquist’s pledge to never raise taxes.   Whether anyone wants to believe it or not there is only 1 way to get a balanced budget and that is not only cutting spending but also increasing taxes, so if these people are going to get in bed with Grover Norquist then they should not be elected.  The Republicans who agreed to an $8 billion cut in the military are now reneging and have voted in the House and included it in a bill which has gone to the Senate. So much for conservatism and doing what you agreed to do.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like Charlie Summers had another great performance. That man is the only hope of the Republicans holding the Senate seat!

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