June 24, 2018
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Get ready to vote with the BDN’s Election Day primer

Brian Feulner | BDN
Brian Feulner | BDN
A sign paid for by the Bangor Education Association encourages residents to vote in favor of the Bangor school budget.


With the June election a day away, we’ve got a roundup of all our recent political coverage to get you ready to cast your ballot. Voters in the 2nd District will decide which Republican and Democratic candidates will face off in the fall for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s seat, Bangor will consider a contentious school budget, Portland will vote on the fate of Congress Square Park and communities across the state will decide on important local issues.

2nd District primary races

Raye and Poliquin get ‘down and dirty’ in Maine 2nd Congressional District GOP primary

National Rifle Association endorses Kevin Raye in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District

Bruce Poliquin: I will defend the Constitution

Kevin Raye says Bruce Poliquin’s pledge not to raise taxes ‘not responsible’ in Republican 2nd District debate

BDN endorsement: Kevin Raye is most deserving of GOP votes in 2nd District

Poliquin: I am the true conservative

Democratic candidates for 2nd District seat air their differences at Brewer forum

Democratic 2nd District candidates Emily Cain and Troy Jackson agree on issues, offer contrasting styles at Lewiston forum

OpEd: Troy Jackson has courage: That’s what it will take to combat Washington’s tea party extremism

OpEd: Her environmental values are just one reason why you want Emily Cain in Congress

BDN endorsement: On June 10, Democrats’ best choice for 2nd District is Emily Cain

Maine gay rights group announces support for Emily Cain in Democrats’ House primary

Similar party tensions, challenges at play in Maine’s GOP, Democratic primaries

Maine primary candidates in congressional race span political spectrum

Bangor school budget

Bangor School Committee approves $43.7 million budget

Effort to cut Bangor school budget fails

Bangor Council approves $43 million school budget, prepares to face looming tax hike

Bangor education group urges voters to back $43 million school budget

OpEd: Why you should vote for the Bangor schools budget

OpEd: Vote yes on Bangor school budget

Congress Square Park vote

Portland ordinance spurred by Congress Square Park sale put to citywide vote

High court allows Congress Square Park referendum to advance for June vote

Portland takes steps to protect 10 downtown parks — but not Congress Square land proposed for sale

Can a food truck, free Wi-Fi save Congress Square Park?

OpEd: Portland should be aggressive with developers; voters should reject parks referendum

BDN endorsement: Say no to unwieldy oversight of Portland parks. Question 1 goes too far

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