Stories about Kevin Raye

Occupation: Mustard mill owner

Family: Wife, Karen

Experience: Senate Republican Leader (2008-present); Maine State Senator (2004-Present); Chief of Staff to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (1994-2001); District Director for U.S. Rep. Olympia Snowe (1983-1994)

Top three priorities: (1) Encourage job growth by reining in taxes and reducing Maine’s regulatory burden; (2) Establish common sense fiscally-responsible spending priorities; and (3) Fix a flawed education funding formula that is unfair to rural students and drives up property taxes. In pursuing these goals, I feel a special responsibility to continue working to change the dynamics that have caused the Down East area to lag behind economically for generations.

 
CAMPAIGN 2014
Bruce Poliquin, former state treasurer, gets excited at Dysart's on Broadway in Bangor after checking early results during the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary.

GOP’s Bruce Poliquin wins 2nd Congressional District primary

By Christopher Cousins on June 10, 2014, at 9:14 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2014
Former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin of Oakland attends the Maine Republican Convention at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor recently.

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.
Richard Rosen

Richard Rosen to join growing field of Republicans seeking Maine congressional seat

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 29, 2013, at 5:09 p.m.
ANALYSIS
U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe speaks with reporters at the Capitol after she delivered her farewell address. At left is Christopher Averill, Snowe's communications director, and behind her to the right is Scott Ogden, her deputy press secretary.

Maine’s political surprises of 2012

By Robert Long on Dec. 21, 2012, at 2:47 p.m.
VIDEO
Maine Aero Services aviation technician Ben Doughty (left) explains his job to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (right) and Maine Senate President Kevin Raye (center) on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at the Bangor International Airport. Snowe joined Raye on Monday as he campaigned for Mike Michaud's U.S. Congressional seat.

Olympia Snowe campaigns for Kevin Raye in Bangor, Lewiston

By Sun Journal on Oct. 22, 2012, at 7:12 p.m.
VIDEO
Maine Senate President Kevin Raye answers questions during the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce debate in Bangor on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.

Mike Michaud, Kevin Raye spar on economy in Bangor debate

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 16, 2012, at 7:10 p.m.
Mike Michaud

Michaud, Raye nearly even in third-quarter fundraising

By Matthew Stone on Oct. 15, 2012, at 4:35 p.m.
VIDEO
Mike Michaud

Mike Michaud should pull ‘attack ad,’ Kevin Raye campaign claims

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 12, 2012, at 7:39 p.m.
ANALYSIS
Republican Kevin Raye and Democrat Mike Michaud debate in 2002 during the candidates' first runs for the 2nd District congressional seat. Now, Raye and Michaud are facing off again, but this time Michaud has more of an advantage

What would it take for Pingree or Michaud to lose?

By Robert Long on Oct. 05, 2012, at 1:36 p.m.
Maine Senate President Kevin Raye in May 2012.

Kevin Raye faults Mike Michaud for declining County debate

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 01, 2012, at 6:33 p.m.
Candidate for U.S. Congress Kevin Raye and his supporters march in the Bar Harbor Fourth of July parade.

Raye wins endorsement; Michaud a predicted victor in 2nd District

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 21, 2012, at 6:43 p.m.
Mike Michaud

Two polls show same-sex marriage contest tightening

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 20, 2012, at 11:10 a.m.
VIDEO
Maine Senate President Kevin Raye in May 2012.

Meet Kevin Raye: 2nd District challenger talks growing up with 7 brothers in Down East Maine

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 18, 2012, at 6:33 a.m.
Candidate for U.S. Congress Kevin Raye and his supporters march in the Bar Harbor Fourth of July.

Meet Kevin Raye: Candidate recalls meeting Olympia Snowe as a teenager

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 14, 2012, at 1:42 p.m.
VIDEO
Kevin Raye and his supporters march in the 2012 Bar Harbor Fourth of July parade.

Kevin Raye’s first TV ad introduces him to 2nd District voters

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 12, 2012, at 7:05 p.m.
Kevin Raye

Kevin Raye raises more money than Mike Michaud over five-week period

By Matthew Stone on July 16, 2012, at 6:40 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Supporters of President Barack Obama's health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the court's ruling was announced.

Court ruling leaves deep MaineCare cuts in question

By Jackie Farwell on June 28, 2012, at 7:08 p.m.
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, speaks at the Maine Republican Convention at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Olympia Snowe connections run deep for GOP candidates Charlie Summers, Kevin Raye

By CLARKE CANFIELD, The Associated Press on June 16, 2012, at 12:30 p.m.
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Maine 2nd District Republican candidate Kevin Raye is greeted by supporters at his primary election watch party at the Ramada Inn in Bangor on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Kevin Raye wins GOP nomination in 2nd District, prepares for rematch against Mike Michaud

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 12, 2012, at 10:04 p.m.
Rep. Mike Michaud

Michaud tops 2nd congressional candidates with $809,000 raised

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.