By Christopher Cousins on May 30, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Less than two weeks before the June 10 primary, the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund on Friday endorsed Kevin Raye, one of two Republicans seeking to be the party’s candidate in the race for an open seat in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Mike Leavitt, a spokesman …
By Mario Moretto on May 29, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — When Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud announced he’d run for governor, a lot of Democrats toyed with making a run to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Now the dust has settled, and there are two candidates: Emily Cain of Orono and Troy Jackson of Allagash, vying for …
By Christopher Cousins on May 28, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — Eric Kinney gassed up his truck at the intersection Newport-area locals call the Crossroads of Maine and shook his head in dismay. His disgust wasn’t about high gas prices or the heavy traffic streaming along pockmarked Route 2 or nearby Interstate 95, or the surrounding central Maine …
By Jennifer Dobner, Reuters on May 24, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Mia Love, a Republican darling who could become the first conservative black woman elected to U.S. Congress, is getting a second, and likely better, chance to make history after narrowly losing to a popular incumbent Democrat in 2012. Love, 39, is a Mormon mother of …
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By Seth Koenig on May 23, 2014, at 1:19 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, is urging President Barack Obama to use his executive privilege to implement Michaud’s proposed Veterans Affairs reforms in response to an ongoing scandal over severe delays in veterans’ medical treatment. Michaud is the top Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and …
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Bangor Daily News on May 23, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Candidates competing for various offices in the upcoming June 10 primary election will participate in a public question and answer forum sponsored by the Community Union of Ellsworth & Hancock County at 7 p.m. Monday, June 2, at Ellsworth City Hall. Stephen Fay, managing editor of The …
By Matea Gold, Washington Post on May 22, 2014, at 7:47 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer plans to finance full-fledged political campaigns in at least seven states key to Democratic fortunes in the 2014 midterms and the 2016 presidential race, further cementing his rapid rise as one of the party’s most influential patrons. The independent efforts run by his super …
Cutler campaign gains support from prominent Maine women, but Michaud claims they distort his record
By Scott Thistle on May 21, 2014, at 6:01 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A group of prominent Maine women, both Democrats and Republicans, said Wednesday they were supporting Eliot Cutler, an independent candidate in Maine’s 2014 gubernatorial race. Among those offering support is a former U.S. attorney, current and former members of the Maine Legislature, successful businesswomen and philanthropists. Cutler, …
By Seth Koenig on May 21, 2014, at 2:41 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s largest gay rights advocacy group announced Wednesday it is endorsing Emily Cain in the Democratic primary in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Cain, of Orono, faces Sen. Troy Jackson of Allagash in the June 10 election to determine the party nominee in the U.S. House race. The …
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on May 20, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
By Steven A. Juskewitch Candidate for district attorney for Washington and Hancock counties People know I am a successful trial attorney and was a major crimes prosecutor in Cumberland County before becoming an assistant and Deputy District Attorney in Washington and Hancock counties. What people need to know is …
As Cutler touts pro-choice record on abortion, LePage and Michaud campaigns reaffirm their stated positions
By Scott Thistle on May 20, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — The candidates running for governor in Maine are staking out their positions on the hot-button abortion issue this week. On Tuesday, Eliot Cutler, an independent from Cape Elizabeth, released his answers to a questionnaire from Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund — a political action committee — noting …
By Reuters on May 18, 2014, at 5:52 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s age and health are valid campaign issues if the 66-year-old Democrat makes another run for president in 2016, the Republican Party leader said on Sunday. Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about Republican strategist Karl Rove’s reported comments that …
By Gabor Degre on May 16, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
Sen. Angus King endorses Sen. Susan Collins.
By Mario Moretto on May 16, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Maine’s independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed his one-time political opponent, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, on Friday morning in Skowhegan. Collins, a three-term veteran of the Senate, is running against Democrat Shenna Bellows in this year’s election. During a Town Hall meeting at the Margaret Chase …
Kevin Raye says Bruce Poliquin’s pledge not to raise taxes ‘not responsible’ in Republican 2nd District debate
By Nell Gluckman on May 14, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — One of the Republican candidates for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat promised never to support raising taxes if elected, while the other said he couldn’t make such a commitment. During their debate on Wednesday morning, Bruce Poliquin criticized Kevin Raye for not signing a pledge stating he …
By Scott Thistle on May 14, 2014, at 8:34 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Everybody knows the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” That infamous phrase, coined by political strategist James Carville as he helped Bill Clinton become president in 1992, is as pertinent as ever. The candidates running for governor certainly know it’s true, but how they would go about fixing …
By Nell Gluckman on May 08, 2014, at 1:51 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The differences between the two candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat were few but significant, as evidenced by their debate at Jeff’s Catering on Thursday. Though state Sens. Emily Cain of Orono and Troy Jackson of Allagash agree on many of the …
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections launches petition to make more cash available to publicly financed candidates
By Mario Moretto on May 06, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Citizens for Clean Elections on Tuesday announced it will gather signatures to petition the state’s voters to implement a new system to give publicly financed political candidates access to more cash. The group, which is one part campaign finance watchdog and one part Maine Clean Election …
By Troy R. Bennett on May 06, 2014, at 12:41 p.m.
Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler lays out his environmental platform at Gomez Park on the Bangor Waterfront on Tuesday.
By Nick McCrea on May 06, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler vowed to “rebuild” Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection and create a Maine Energy Finance Authority to provide capital for energy projects if elected in November. Cutler laid out his energy and environment policies during a Tuesday morning news conference at Gomez Park …