Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

State House Bureau Chief

 

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
The Cain parade is ready. #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/By3Nz7wZz8 — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
The Democratic Convention has reconvened following county caucuses. Speeches by Chellie Pingree and Emily Cain upcoming. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

A lull in the action

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 1:57 p.m.
There will be a lull in the action for a couple of hours as delegates break into county-level meetings. Stay tuned for more coverage.

Sanders surrogates electrify already energized convention crowd

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 1:44 p.m.
Former Maine Sen. Troy Jackson and Phish drummer Jon Fishman electrified an already energized crowd on behalf of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Saturday at the Democratic State Convention. Sanders, who won nearly 64 percent of the Democratic vote in Maine’s caucuses in March, trails Hillary Clinton in the national delegate …

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
Phish drummer Fishman: Sanders' leadership style can be summed up in one word: "Foresight, foresight, foresight, foresight." #mepolitics 1/2 — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
Jackson: "What we need isn't a presidential candidacy, but it's a movement. … Bernie is ready to lead." #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
Troy Jackson: Sanders "has done more to bring progressives into the fold … than anyone I have ever met. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

Barney Frank says if Clinton is the nominee, Sanders supporters need to back her

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts made his case in support of Hillary Clinton for president Saturday at the Maine Democratic Convention, but said he would throw his support behind Bernie Sanders if he somehow becomes the nominee. He urged Sanders to do the same. “My point today is …

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
The Democratic Convention moves on to speeches on behalf of Bernie Sanders. Support for him here is considerable. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 12:36 p.m.
Frank to hecklers: "What is it about the concept of allowing the speaker to speak that offends you?" #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
Frank: "My point today is to make the case for ppl who have been supporters for Sanders to vote for Clinton if she is nominee." #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 12:21 p.m.
Some members of the audience heckling Frank. "Sellout." "Go back to Massachusetts." #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank takes the stage to speak on behalf of Hillary Clinton. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.
Gabi Pierce presented the Vivian Powell Grassroots award by Libby Mitchell. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
Upcoming at the Dem Convention: Speeches from Clinton and Sanders surrogates. @RepEves onstage now with House candidates. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
Sen. @JustinAlfond is maintaining firm control of the convention. Holding speakers strictly to 2 minutes. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
The convention is now considering adding the creation of a state bank to the party's platform. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

Democrats approve changes to superdelegate voting rules

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
An amendment to the Democratic Convention rules that would force superdelegates to cast their presidential preference votes proportionally to the results of Maine’s caucuses was approved Saturday morning at the Democratic State Convention. In Maine, where nearly 64 percent of Democrats supported Bernie Sanders in the March caucuses, three of …

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
The Russell amendment to change superdelegate rules has been adopted. Will take effect in 2020. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016

By Christopher Cousins on May 07, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Judging by the boos and applause, the majority of this crowd is definitely feeling the Bern. #mepolitics — Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) May 7, 2016