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Richard Bennett in 2005

Richard A. Bennett

R - Oxford

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L Scott D'Amboise in May 2006

L. Scott D'Amboise

R - Lisbon

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Cynthia Dill, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, pets a puppy while campaigning in Auburn on Wednesday.

Cynthia Ann Dill

D - Cape Elizabeth

How would you balance the federal budget/reduce the federal deficit?: Repeal the Bush tax cuts, decrease military spending and stimulate the economy with public works projects.

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Matt Dunlap in June 2010.

Matthew G. Dunlap

D - Old Town

How would you balance the federal budget/reduce the federal deficit?: We must be responsible in the deployment of resources.

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Jon Hinck

D - Portland

How would you balance the federal budget/reduce the federal deficit?: Start with Bowles-Simpson. Keep everything on the table including tough cuts and rescinding Bush Tax Cuts. Compromise to close the deal.

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Debra Plowman

Debra D. Plowman

R - Hampden

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Bruce Poliquin speaks at a Republican unity event in June after Gov.-elect Paul LePage seized the Republican nomination for governor. Poliquin is hoping to become state treasurer and has been backed by LePage.

Bruce L. Poliquin

R - Georgetown

How would you balance the federal budget/reduce the federal deficit?: Substantial spending cuts. Balanced Budget Amendment to Constitution forcing DC to balance its budget, like required by 49 states.

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Justin Benjamin Pollard

D - Portland

How would you balance the federal budget/reduce the federal deficit?: 75% spending cuts, 25% tax increases. Reform Social Security and Medicare. Reduce subsidies to fossil fuel and agriculture industries.

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Maine Attorney General William Schneider

William J. Schneider

R - Durham

How would you balance the federal budget/reduce the federal deficit?: We need a balanced budget constitutional amendment, serious changes to our entitlements, and block grants for Medicaid.

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U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Summers holds a press conference with Rob Engstrom, political director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at Quirk Auto Park in Bangor on Tuesday to announce the Chamber's endorsement of Summers.

Charles E. Summers

R - Scarborough

How would you balance the federal budget/reduce the federal deficit?: The only way to balance the federal budget and reduce our debt is to cut government spending.

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