Elections

 
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (left) stands along side U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 27, 2016.

On campaign trail with Clinton, Elizabeth Warren dubs Trump a ‘money grubber’

By Amanda Becker, Reuters on June 27, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
Warren, a leader of the party’s progressive wing and a potential vice presidential pick for Clinton, is a fiery critic of Wall Street who has also aggressively attacked Donald Trump.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016.

Donald Trump softens position on ‘total’ ban of Muslim immigration

By Jenna Johnson, Washington Post on June 26, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
Donald Trump has revised his proposed ban on foreign Muslims to ban Muslims from countries with heavy terrorism.

Conservative columnist George Will exits the GOP over Trump

By Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post on June 26, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
“This is not my party,” George Will told the audience at an event for the Federalist Society.
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Sanders: I’ll vote for Clinton, ‘do everything’ to defeat Trump

By David Weigel, Washington Post on June 24, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
“Yes,” the senator from Vermont said when asked if he would vote for the former secretary of state. “I think the issue right here is I’m gonna do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.”
Robert Sezak

Robert Sezak is candidate for Somerset County Commissioner

on June 22, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
FAIRFIELD, Maine — Robert Sezak of Fairfield has announced his  candidacy for Somerset County Commissioner for the District 1 towns of Fairfield and Norridgewock. “I am running for county commissioner because  I believe a person working very hard can make a difference in finding solutions to the problems facing our …
Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, exits following a meeting of Trump's national finance team at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, June 9, 2016.

Trump fires campaign manager in shakeup for election push

By Emily Flitter and Emily Stephenson, Reuters on June 20, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
Donald Trump has parted ways with his embattled campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, amid ongoing scrutiny over several missteps as the real estate mogul has sought to pivot to the general election.
Democrat Emily Cain (left) listens as Republican Bruce Poliquin makes a comment about her during the 2nd Congressional District debate on Oct. 14, 2014, at the CBS 13 television studios in Portland.

What Maine can expect from a Cain-Poliquin rematch

By Michael Shepherd on June 20, 2016, at 7:25 a.m.
It may be Maine’s most prominent political race in 2016.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, June 18, 2016.

Trump says US should consider racial profiling

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on June 19, 2016, at 1:16 p.m.
Republican Donald Trump said Sunday the United States should consider more racial profiling in law enforcement, after urging harsher policies following last week’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, listens to remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston, March 30, 2015.

Elizabeth Warren visits Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters

By Abby Phillip, The Washington Post on June 18, 2016, at 7:52 a.m.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a visit to Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters on Friday, a stop that is bound to stoke further vice presidential speculation.
From left, Jennifer Rooks, Mark Holbrook and Ande Smith.

Recount requested in Maine GOP congressional primary

By Michael Shepherd on June 17, 2016, at 2:27 p.m.
The Republican who appears to have narrowly lost the nomination for Maine’s 1st Congressional District asked the state for a recount.
Mark Holbrook

Mark Holbrook declared 1st District GOP primary winner by 55 votes

By A.J. Higgins on June 17, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
Mark Holbrook, a conservative professional counselor from Brunswick, has emerged as the apparent winner in Maine’s 1st District Republican primary.
Aaron Annis speaks in support Wednesday night for the town spending $300,000 for design and engineering to extend high-speed broadband internet to the entire community during Rockport's annual town meeting.

Rockport rejects high-speed internet expansion

By Stephen Betts on June 16, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
Residents packed the Rockport Opera House and debated for 90 minutes Wednesday evening before rejecting a proposal to spend $300,000 for designing a high-speed internet system for the community. The proposal had the unanimous backing of both the Select Board and town Budget Committee. After the debate …
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From left, Jennifer Rooks, Mark Holbrook and Ande Smith.

Virtual tie leaves fate of Maine GOP congressional primary in limbo

By Christopher Cousins on June 15, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
The Republican primary election for Maine’s 1st Congressional District is far from over.

Ben Chipman speaks in Portland about Maine Senate primary win

By Troy R. Bennett on June 14, 2016, at 11:41 p.m.
Ben Chipman speaks after winning the Democratic primary for Senate District 27 in Portland on Tuesday night.
Jennifer Rooks (from left), Mark Holbrook and Ande Smith participate in a debate last week.

Republicans in tight primary battle to challenge Pingree

By Christopher Cousins on June 14, 2016, at 11:35 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The sometimes caustic campaign between Republicans Mark Holbrook and Ande Smith for the right to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree drew few voters but early results in the race suggest a close result. As of midnight, with 134 of 155 southern Maine precincts reporting, the margin …
Gov. Paul LePage speaks during a candidacy announcement for Republican N. Laurence Willey Jr. for the District 9 state Senate seat in April in Bangor.

LePage factors in GOP legislative primaries

By Christopher Cousins on June 14, 2016, at 11:28 p.m.
“We need to weed them out,” said LePage of some moderate Republicans during a speech at the Maine Republican Party Convention in April.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland on Monday.

Clinton wins D.C. primary ahead of meeting with Sanders

By John Whitesides, Reuters on June 14, 2016, at 10:24 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Democrat Hillary Clinton won the District of Columbia primary on Tuesday, capturing the party’s last presidential nominating contest as Democrats turn their focus to the Nov. 8 election against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Clinton, who secured enough delegates to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination last week, was …
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Rep. Ben Chipman is all smiles Tuesday night in Portland as his supporters clap in honor of his victory in the Senate District 27 Democratic primary over Rep. Diane Russell and Dr. Charles Radis.

Ben Chipman, Justin Chenette win Democratic primaries

By Michael Shepherd on June 14, 2016, at 10:14 p.m.
Chipman won 53 percent of votes to Diane Russell’s 23 percent in the Portland race, with Dr. Charles Radis in second place at 24 percent.
Ben Chipman shakes hands with a voters at the polls in Portland on Tuesday.

Chipman, Chenette appear to score key wins in Democratic primaries

By Michael Shepherd on June 14, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
The Democratic candidate would be the favorite to win Maine Senate District 27 in Portland.
PERSPECTIVES

‘Why is it so hard to die?’

on June 14, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
Dennis McCullough died late last week. He was a doctor who pioneered the “slow medicine” movement. Its goal is to let elderly patients live out their last days as they wish to, instead of as the recipients of well-meaning medical interventions – what my mother called “heroics” – aimed at prolonging …