Stories about Shawn Moody

Moody is a political newcomer and self-professed “regular guy” who never previously ran for, much less held, elected office. But as the owner of a tightly regulated business operating in five Maine communities, Moody claims he is plenty familiar with government.

Moody, 50, is one of three gubernatorial candidates hoping Maine voters will forgo the major-party contenders this November and send an independent to the Blaine House for only the third time in the past century.

“How many times have you heard people say, ‘Why can’t we have a good, honest, regular person go up to Augusta and straighten things out?’” Moody said. “I feel I’m that person.” READ PROFILE ->

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MCLU files suit over ‘Cutler Files,’ challenging Maine election regulations

BDN staff and wire reports on March 10, 2011, at 5:17 p.m.
Dennis Bailey as executive director of Casinos No.

Moody consultant Dennis Bailey admits to hand in Cutler Files

By Beth Quimby, Portland Press Herald on Dec. 24, 2010, at 10:05 a.m.

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.

Ethics panel to probe anti-Cutler site

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 20, 2010, at 9:05 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission voted Wednesday to proceed with an investigation into whether the people behind a website targeting independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler have violated the state’s campaign disclosure laws.

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 …

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.