Stories about Kevin Scott

Scott, 42, explained to a reporter over wraps at a Lebanese restaurant in Waterville recently that it’s not the governor’s job to know everything. Having changed from a dark business suit to jeans, a button-up shirt and cowboy boots, Scott said he finds the spectacle of gubernatorial candidates claiming they know exactly what to do in whatever situation absurd.

Scott, one of five candidates for governor, doesn’t appear to have much going for him in political terms. At a forum, the candidates were asked how they felt about the health reform law.

The candidates for governor rattled off their likes and dislikes, except for independent Kevin Scott, who said basically, he didn’t know.

“I’m not saying I don’t have the answers,” said Scott during a recent interview. “I have the answer. The answer to the problem is that someone else has the solution. That’s an answer in and of itself. Betty over here knows exactly what to do. I’m the governor; follow Betty.” READ PROFILE ->


LePage, Cutler await returns from key precincts

By Kevin Miller on Nov. 02, 2010, at 6:18 p.m.

Voters head to the polls to elect new governor

By Kevin Miller on Nov. 01, 2010, at 8:09 p.m.

Undecideds hold sway in governor’s race

By Eric Russell on Oct. 31, 2010, at 7:17 p.m.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage, left, holds up a chart while debating the state budget with Democratic candidate Elizabeth Mitchell, right, while independent candidate Kevin Scott, center, gets caught in the middle on Saturday during a debate in Portland.

In final debate, five gov race rivals highlight differences

The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2010, at 7:15 a.m.

Blaine House candidates’ final days are do-or-die

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 29, 2010, at 8:54 p.m.

Maine’s students narrowly pick LePage

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 28, 2010, at 10:53 p.m.
The five candidates for governor gathered Tuesday for a forum at Presque Isle Middle School. Above, Republican Paul LePage makes a point.

Candidates turn eyes to Aroostook

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 26, 2010, at 10:06 p.m.

LePage leads in burger poll at Governor’s

BDN staff reports on Oct. 26, 2010, at 12:38 p.m.

Publicly financed candidate Mitchell outspends Maine field

The Associated Press on Oct. 25, 2010, at 12:03 p.m.

Candidates lay out plans for solving $1B budget gap

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 24, 2010, at 8:40 p.m.

Gubernatorial candidates debate in Portland

The Associated Press on Oct. 24, 2010, at 10:49 a.m.
From left, gubernatorial candidates, independent Shawn Moody, independent Kevin Scott, Democrat Libby Mitchell, independent Eliot Cutler and Republican Paul LePage listen to a question during a debate hosted by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Oct. 20, 2010 in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

LePage: Mitchell 'married' to bureaucracy

The Associated Press on Oct. 20, 2010, at 11:26 p.m.
With less than two weeks until Election Day in a tight governor’s race, Republican Paul LePage accused his leading opponent of being wed to government bureaucracy while Democrat Libby Mitchell touted her long history of public service.

Candidates skirt pension ‘time bomb’

By John Christie on Oct. 20, 2010, at 8:45 p.m.
A widely respected think tank calls the $4.2 billion that taxpayers owe to Maine’s retirement system a “ticking time bomb” that should dominate any discussion of the state’s finances. The …
In this Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 photo, gubernatorial candidates debate just 2 weeks before the election. This campaign season has brought a bumper crop of foibles by candidates in this fall's gubernatorial election, as candidates aggressively research their foes in hopes of finding skeletons in closets. At left is Republican Paul LePage, and Democrat Libby Mitchell, right. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

Politicians' imperfections highlighted in Maine

The Associated Press on Oct. 20, 2010, at 5:59 a.m.
Even without counting verbal gaffes, Maine’s election season has produced a bumper crop of foibles

Latest poll: LePage strongest in northern district

By Jeff Tuttle on Oct. 19, 2010, at 12:24 p.m.
Republican Paul LePage is drawing his strength from the northern part of the state, according to a new poll that shows the GOP candidate holding his lead in the race for the Blaine …

Government spending at center of Maine gov debate

The Associated Press on Oct. 19, 2010, at 5:54 a.m.
Mitchell and LePage are locked in a race that’s too close to call.

Gubernatorial candidates discuss taxes, new arena at Bangor forum

By Matt Wickenheiser on Oct. 14, 2010, at 9:51 p.m.
The five candidates for governor talked about arenas, taxes, tourism and the future of forest products at a Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce forum at Husson University on Thursday …

Candidates debate municipal cutbacks in Augusta

The Associated Press on Oct. 13, 2010, at 4:38 p.m.
Four of the five candidates for Maine governor tackled questions related to municipal service cuts in a debate-like forum at the Maine Municipal Association’s annual convention.
Gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell answers questions from reporters about her policy agenda at a press conference in Bangor on Monday, Sept. 13. Her plan consists of six specific proposals directed at creating and retaining sustainable jobs. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

Polls differ on support for Cutler, undecided voters

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 13, 2010, at 12:30 p.m.
Two polls released Wednesday show Republican Paul LePage and Democrat Libby Mitchell still locked in a close battle for the Blaine House.
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler speaks to Bangor Rotarians at their luncheon at the Seminary Hill Campus in Bangor Tuesday afternoon, August 17, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)     (WEB EDITION PHOTO)

Cutler accuses Mitchell, union of conspiring to oppose education reform

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 13, 2010, at 11:31 a.m.
Calling it an “unholy alliance,” Cutler said Maine risks being left behind economically unless the state can better equip students to enter college or the work force.