Articles by Linda Killian


Maine delegates praise maverick Palin

By Linda Killian on Sept. 03, 2008, at 10:37 p.m.
ST. PAUL Minn. — Somerset County Commission Chairman Philip Roy, a Maine delegate to the Republican National Convention, was originally a supporter of Mitt Romney.

GOP convention all business, in anticipation of hurricane

By Linda Killian on Sept. 01, 2008, at 9:17 p.m.
ST. PAUL — The Republican National Convention convened Monday, but the short official session was all business. Maine delegates attending the convention said they are in hopes that if Hurricane Gustav passes without loss of life or significant damage the convention can return to its normal schedule later this week.

Storm worries Maine GOP

By Linda Killian on Aug. 31, 2008, at 9:29 p.m.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Maine delegates to the Republican National Convention here say they are disappointed but understand why their convention schedule had to be altered as a result of Hurricane Gustav, which was predicted to hit the Gulf Coast sometime this morning.

Baldacci urges more outreach to working-class voters

By Linda Killian on Aug. 28, 2008, at 9:54 p.m.
DENVER — Gov. John Baldacci, who attended the Democratic National Convention here this week, said he believes Barack Obama, the party’s nominee for president, needs to do more to reach out to working and middle class voters whose support will be critically important in the November election.

Delegation stalled for time during roll call

By Linda Killian on Aug. 28, 2008, at 9:51 p.m.
DENVER — After some eleventh-hour maneuvering over how the roll call vote would be handled at the Democratic National Convention, the Maine delegation was not expecting to have the chance to verbally cast its votes on Wednesday.

Mainers give convention high marks

By Linda Killian on Aug. 28, 2008, at 9:44 p.m.
DENVER — Members of the state’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention say they are energized by their experience this week and ready to head home and campaign hard for Barack Obama.

Grandson inspires Allen’s convention speech

By Linda Killian on Aug. 27, 2008, at 10:12 p.m.
DENVER — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Allen of Maine addressed the Democratic National Convention here Wednesday night and said he is running for the Senate to help build a better country for his first grandchild, Charlie, who was born six months ago. “What kind of country are we building for him and for your children and grandchildren?” Allen asked the delegates.

Allen slated to speak at convention

By Linda Killian on Aug. 25, 2008, at 10:12 p.m.
DENVER — Rep. Tom Allen, who is challenging Sen. Susan Collins for her Senate seat, arrived in Denver on Monday to attend the Democratic National Convention.