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FILE - These 2012 file photos show Maine candidates for U.S. Senate in the November 2012 general election, Democrat Cynthia Dill, left, Independent Angus King, center, and Republican Charlie Summers.

Eight months after political shakeup, Maine’s Senate race draws to a close

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 06, 2012, at 6:17 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Eight months after U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe shocked Maine’s political establishment by announcing she wouldn’t seek another term, the race to replace her is coming to a close. It was an election contest that, at the start of the year, political observers didn’t think would happen and …
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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally at the Community College of Aurora, in Aurora, Colo., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.

More updates as Election Day nears for Mainers

By Matthew Stone and Robert Long on Nov. 05, 2012, at 8:54 a.m.
Poll reversal Although Gallup polling data since Oct. 1 show Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney pulling ahead of President Barack Obama among likely voters nationally, at least two recent Gallup surveys offer good news for the incumbent Democratic president. A 10-point favorability measure released Thursday rated Obama at 62 percent …
Independent Angus King (left) and Republican Charlie Summers shake hands following the debate at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

New polls show Senate race substantially as it was in June, despite multimillion-dollar price tag

By William Davis on Nov. 04, 2012, at 8:02 a.m.
The candidates for U.S. Senate in Maine have raised and spent more than $5.5 million to influence voters, and outside groups have spent millions more, but three polls conducted in the week before Election Day suggest support for the candidates remains largely unchanged since the primary. Angus King holds a …
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Rallies, bus tours, business stops: A final chance for Senate contenders to make their pitch

By Matthew Stone on Nov. 02, 2012, at 3:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — They’ve crisscrossed the state, debated each other, participated in countless interviews and spoken with thousands of voters in person and online. This weekend is their last opportunity to do it all again and capitalize on a final chance to persuade voters to support them as the clock …
These 2012 photos show Maine candidates for U.S. Senate in the November 2012 general election, Democrat Cynthia Dill (from left), Independent Angus King and Republican Charlie Summers.

Live video: Watch the Senate candidates debate

on Oct. 29, 2012, at 6:54 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The three major candidates for U.S. Senate are taking part in a debate hosted by WCSH6 and WLBZ2 in coordination with the Bangor Daily News. Watch live at 6 p.m.
These 2012 photos show Maine candidates for U.S. Senate in the November 2012 general election, Democrat Cynthia Dill (from left), Independent Angus King and Republican Charlie Summers.

National parties stop advertising in Maine Senate race

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 29, 2012, at 5 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The national Republican and Democratic parties have largely withdrawn their advertising efforts in Maine’s Senate race, according to Federal Election Commission records and news reports, suggesting that Republicans see better victory prospects elsewhere and that Democrats are confident in independent Angus King’s chances of winning next week. …
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Summers accepts NRA’s endorsement, questions King on gun rights

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 18, 2012, at 3:10 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — The president of the National Rifle Association traveled to Maine on Thursday to endorse Republican Charlie Summers in his bid to fill Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat. At an endorsement event at Maine Military Supply, NRA president David Keene doubted Summers’ main rival, independent former Gov. Angus …
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Cynthia Dill (from left), Andrew Dodge, Angus King, Charlie Summers and Steve Woods line the Gracie stage on the Husson University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Senate candidates trade barbs on independence, balanced budgets, negative ads at forum

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 17, 2012, at 9:56 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Five of the six candidates for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat sparred over solutions for ending Washington’s polarized atmosphere, raising taxes as part of balancing the federal budget, reforming financing for federal campaigns and a range of other topics Wednesday night during a debate sponsored by the …
Independent Angus King (left) and Republican Charlie Summers shake hands following the debate at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Watch the full debate: Senate candidates meet in Bangor

on Oct. 17, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.
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NRA president to visit Brewer with candidate Charlie Summers

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 16, 2012, at 8:40 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — National Rifle Association president David Keene is visiting Holden on Thursday to support U.S. Senate candidate Republican Charlie Summers. A gathering will be held at noon at Maine Military Supply, 179 Main Road. Summers, a Navy Reserves commander who served as a public affairs officer in Afghanistan …
Independent Angus King (left) and Republican Charlie Summers shake hands following the debate at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Summers picks up fundraising pace, but King still brings in double the money

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 15, 2012, at 9:26 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Independent Angus King continued to lead his rivals for Maine’s open U.S. Senate race in fundraising during the past three months, according to figures from the latest reporting period released by the candidates’ campaigns. Meanwhile, Republican Charlie Summers accelerated the pace of his fundraising during the past …
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Independent U.S. Senate candidate and former Maine Gov. Angus King takes part in a debate Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, hosted at Texas Instruments in South Portland and sponsored in part by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.

Newest poll shows King with 26-point lead in Senate race

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 10, 2012, at 9:25 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A new poll shows independent Angus King holding a 26-point lead over his closest rival in the race for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat, in contrast with other recent polls that have shown Maine’s Senate race to be closer. King led the Senate race with support from …

3 Senate candidates to debate in Portland Tuesday

The Associated Press on Oct. 09, 2012, at 7:24 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Three U.S. Senate candidates are squaring off for the first time in three weeks. Republican Charlie Summers, Democrat Cynthia Dill and independent Angus King are appearing at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly “Eggs and Issues.” Chris Hall, senior vice president for government relations, is moderating …
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Maine Republican U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Summers speaks at Fusion's monthly Noontime Network luncheon at Wellman Commons in Bangor Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.

Charlie Summers says military service, single parenting prepared him for Senate

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 08, 2012, at 6:55 a.m.
U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Summers says his time serving as a public affairs officer in Afghanistan and Iraq prepared him to serve in Washington. “Any day they’re not shooting at you is a good day,” he said. And, facing the challenge of becoming a widower and single father — and …
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Summers has pro-choice reputation, but tempers abortion support during Senate run

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 05, 2012, at 7:33 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Charlie Summers built up a reputation as a moderate who supports abortion rights during his tenure in the state Senate and during three runs to represent Maine’s First District in the U.S. House. But independent Senate candidate Angus King’s campaign has gone after the Republican Senate …
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Republicans cheer internal poll showing Maine’s Senate race tightening

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 03, 2012, at 6:09 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Charlie Summers’ Senate campaign and the Republican party’s Senate campaign arm are cheering the release of polling data this week that show independent former Gov. Angus King’s lead in the race for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat tightening to a four-point advantage over Summers. The poll, commissioned …
Angus King, independent candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at a news conference in Brunswick Aug. 17, 2012.

Tax rate questions dog King as Summers, Dill make tax returns public

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 02, 2012, at 7:46 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Independent Senate candidate Angus King’s campaign Tuesday defended the way King’s accountant calculated the former governor’s effective income tax rate on seven years of federal tax returns as Republicans argued that the calculation made it seem like King paid a higher tax rate than he actually did. …
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Senate hopeful Charlie Summers to hold town hall meetings

The Associated Press on Sept. 28, 2012, at 6:29 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Republican Charlie Summers is holding a series of town hall-style meetings in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. The first of five of the meetings takes place Friday at a bank in Brewer. Summers calls the meetings “conversations” with Mainers. He says he will share his views …
Angus King, independent candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at a news conference in Brunswick.

King holds 12-point lead in Senate race in latest poll

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 27, 2012, at 3:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A new poll out Thursday shows independent Angus King holding a 12-point lead over Republican rival Charlie Summers in the race for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat. In the poll, the first of the Maine Senate race conducted by Rasmussen Reports, King attracted the support of 45 …
U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Dill speaks at the monthly Bangor Fusion luncheon during her trip to Bangor on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

Cynthia Dill challenges opponents to release tax returns

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2012, at 6:26 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Democrat Cynthia Dill is challenging Republican Charlie Summers and independent Angus King to release 10 years’ worth of federal income tax returns to provide transparency in the U.S. Senate race. Summers immediately agreed to the request Monday afternoon. A spokeswoman for King said he was at an …
 
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