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CAMPAIGN 2014

What you need to know about Maine’s upcoming elections

AUGUSTA, Maine — On Nov. 4, Maine will elect a governor and three of its four members of Congress. The state’s voters also will again …
Senator Susan Collins
CAMPAIGN 2014

Collins, Bellows disagree on whether feds should legalize marijuana

LEWISTON, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, doesn’t support making marijuana legal for recreational use at the national level. But in November, Lewiston voters …
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler fields questions from reporters during a news conference Thursday morning at his Portland campaign office.
CAMPAIGN 2014 | POLL QUESTION

Cutler calls for ranked choice voting, open primaries in gubernatorial elections

PORTLAND, Maine — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on Thursday reiterated calls for new voting systems in Maine, which he said would help place all …
Maine Gov. Paul LePage reacts as Maine GOP Party Chairman Rick Bennett introduces him during a celebration of the party's new headquarters in Androscoggin County on Wednesday.
CAMPAIGN 2014

LePage slams newspapers, revs up GOP faithful during Auburn rally

AUBURN, Maine — During a visit to celebrate the Maine Republican Party’s new headquarters in Androscoggin County on Wednesday, Gov. Paul LePage delivered a 30-minute …
Walter McKee
CAMPAIGN 2014

Maine Ethics Commission changes donor limit rule in governor’s race

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Ethics Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday not to enforce certain campaign contribution limits in the governor’s race between now and …
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler
CAMPAIGN 2014

Cutler unveils welfare reform proposal that would give cash incentives for education, good parenting

AUGUSTA, Maine — Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler joined the campaign debate on welfare reform Wednesday with a plan that calls for public assistance …
STATE & CAPITOL (blog)

LePage becomes subject of second partisan book; pro-Cutler court ruling likely to benefit LePage, Michaud

Call it the year of the political thrillers in Maine, though how thrilled you are probably depends on your political persuasion. Ray Richardson, a conservative …
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins waves to supporters as she leaves her campaign headquarters in Bangor to embark on her cross-state bus tour Tuesday.
CAMPAIGN 2014

Collins’ bus tour starts second day in Lewiston; national PAC launches $300,000 ad blitz for Bellows

LEWISTON, Maine — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins stopped by Simones’ Hot Dog Stand in downtown Lewiston on Wednesday morning as part of her re-election bus …

Obama administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact …
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