June 20, 2019
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Comments for: Polls show King hanging onto lead, but differ on gains for Summers

  • Why are they not asking about Andrew Ian Dodge and the other unaffiliated candidates? I don’t appropriate how much of the Maine press is ignoring them.. Its not the presses job the narrow the field

    • Anonymous

       The total percentage of the 3 candidates listed, plus the undecideds only adds up to 94%. So presumably they are including the other candidates in the poll (or maybe just an “other” category), and that would mean it’s only the BDN leaving them out.

      • I don’t think they mention the other candidates by name just “other”.   And as far as being a “wacko”…  if standing up for individual rights and liberty is wacko to you that says a great deal. 

    • Anonymous

      Because Dodge is a wacko.

    • Anonymous

       While you’re at it, ask why the media only paid attention to five of the ten candidates for governor 2 years ago.

  • EB

    Gary Johnson 2012!! Google “Gary Johnson” if you don’t know him folks! Thank you!!

  • Anonymous

    KING DOUBLED STSTE SPENDING DURING HIS TENURE.

    • Anonymous

      Carefull, there are many who can’t figure out what STSTE is.. and yet they vote.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t confuse the liberals that post here with the facts, they are way too ignorant for that.

    • Anonymous

       There’s no room here for reality. LOL

  • Anonymous

    The Maine Peoples Alliance being described as  “left-leaning” is like calling Karl Marx a liberal.

    • Anonymous

      Conservatives on these pages often call liberals “socialists.”  Many conservatives don’t know that there is a difference.
      And yes, Marx himself was “left-leaning,” so much that he fell over on his left side — just as Mussolini and Hitler leaned so far right that they fell on their right sides.

      • Anonymous

         I didn’t call anyone a Socialist… but these MPA folks, generally speaking, are far from Capitalists. At least in the sense I practice the word.

        • Anonymous

          Didn’s say you said it, I said “Conservatives on these pages often call liberals ‘socialists.’  Many conservatives don’t know that there is a difference.”  You should only include yoursdlf if the shoe fits.  If it doesn’t, don’t protest so much.

          • Anonymous

             Properly chastised. But if you weren’t addressing me it makes your comment pointless.

    • Karl Marx wrote his Communist Manifesto after being denied a measly Wage increase request to his publisher employer in order to feed his children!

      Half the world followed!

      That should be a lesson that the abuses of power in a unfettered capitalistic world, need to be restrained in order to keep everyone satisfied!

      Winner take all doesn’t work!

      It always causes discent!

      • Anonymous

         And hundred of  millions died because he was denied a raise.

        • Think about that the next time you deny a raise to an employee trying to feed his family!

           

  • Anonymous

    Almost everything Angus King says he stands for turns out to be a hollow mockery of the reality. This scheming little man is a master of spin and verbal manipulation, of saying one thing and doing another. If the people of Maine are so gullible as to elect a shameless charlatan to the U.S. Senate, then just as with Paul LePage perhaps they deserve this creep.

    • mysteriousways7

      Why are you personally attacking him? Angus has run nothing but a positive campaign and has been respectful of his fellow candidates. I think you are probably an out of stater trying to spread negativity around his campaign because you are scared to death of a strong, independent voice!

      • Angus King may be running as an Independent but he’s a liberal democrate through and through.

        • mysteriousways7

          And what is your definition of a “liberal democrate”?

          • Anonymous

            ANGUS KING 

        • Anonymous

          Not considering that he voted AGAINST raising the minimum wage!

        • Anonymous

          Liberal Demcrat? Is that anyone to the left of Atilla the Hun?

      • Anonymous

        I’m attacking Angus King because he IS a fraud. Call that a “personal” attack if you want but it’s the truth. I’ve been closely following King’s career for many years all the way back to when he was a smarmy interviewer for Maine public television. What is intriguing about him is how cleverly he plays his little game of acting as if he were a reasonable and honest man instead of the entirely self-serving and dishonest one that he actually is. BTW, your speculation about me is entirely wrong. Wallow all you want in hating out-of-staters. It only shows how provincial and small-minded you are. As for a strong and independent voice, I have already found it in Cynthia Dill. It will be a real and very rare pleasure this Nov. 6 voting for her. 

        • Anonymous

          Fine.  Vote for her.  You might as well vote for Summers, because that is who your vote will help.  I’m telling you….this is Mitchell/Elliot/LePage all over again!  Why else would the Republicans run an ad in favor of Dill over King?  Because Dill is not the threat, King is!

        • Anonymous

          I’m glad you’re voting for Dill, as I will be too.

          I AM afraid of splitting the vote, but I feel that if that happens,

          it won’t be because we voted for Dill,

          it will be because our FELLOW Democrats voted for King.

          Democrats finally have the chance to send a young, progressive Democrat to the Senate,

          but instead we support a right-leaning Bush supporter.

          How disappointing.

          • Anonymous

            I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m tired of voting strategically for the mediocrity so we can avoid the monster but usually that’s all the choice we have. A candidate like Cynthia Dill comes along very rarely.  If the Democratic Party leadership continues to betray her, well shame on them. It’s no reflection on her. She deserves a lot better but at least thoughtful progressives can know they didn’t let her down.  

          • Anonymous

            If King wasn’t running, I think Dill would have beaten Summers.

            Yes, what a lost opportunity!

        • Anonymous

          Oh, so you are from away.

        • Anonymous

           Well I’m a Mainer and I agree with you 100% about King. He’s egotistical and about as self serving as they get. He is not to be trusted. But I do disagree with you on the last part. I do believe Dill is who she says she is. Where as King is who he needs to be at the moment. My vote will be for Summers

        • Anonymous

          So you want Summers to win — if you don’t vote to stop Summers (and only King can do that), you are helping Summers win.  That’s the Republican strategy.  That’s why the Republicans are buying so many ads promoting Dill, to get people like you to not vote for King.  And that’s why the U.S. Republican Chamber of Commerce is spending so much on tv ads trashing King, to get you to think he’s dishonest.  So do what the Republicans want, play their game, and vote for Dill.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, if Cynthia Dill can’t win I certainly would prefer Mr. Summers. Having a Republican dolt who can’t get his brain wrapped around the idea of climate change will only divide, discredit and destroy the GOP further. I think he might flameout spectacularly. Mr. King, on the other hand, is probably slick enough at working his humbug to develop into a venerable institution. I see him holding down that senate seat solidly, perhaps through the 2020s or even beyond, all the time bamboozling ordinary Maine people even as he denies them genuine representation so he can look after the big corporate interests who are his real constituents. 

          • Anonymous

            Yes, but it is possible to look at it the other way around.

            If Summers ends up winning, it won’t be because Democrats voted for Dill,

            It will be because they voted for King.

            It’s a shame Democrats won’t support their own candidate.

            Just my opinion.

          • Anonymous

            If the Republicans thought Dill could beat King, they wouldn’t be buying ads promoting her.  Dill can’t beat Summers; King can.  That’s why the Republicans are running ads for Dill, to take enough votes away from King to put Summer in.  The only way to beat Summers is to vote for King.

        • mysteriousways7

          You are certainly free to vote for whoever you want in this election.  I just don’t see why Mr. King or really any other candidate deserves to be called a “creep”, nor have you given any examples as to why you think he’s such a fraud. In addition, calling him a fraud is an opinion, not a fact. 
           
          I don’t “hate on” out-of-staters, but I am definitely concerned as a Maine voter about all the outside money pouring in to the election. I, too, have followed King’s career, as well as those of many other Maine politicians. I think your vitriol towards him sounded a bit extreme. Most people I know who don’t support Mr. King don’t express such aggressive dislike or call him names like you did, so yes, I was surprised that someone as presumably “progressive” as you would feel the need to call names like a child. 

          Yet, seeing as you even attack my views without knowing a single thing about me, perhaps you aren’t as progressive as you present yourself. 

          • Anonymous

            You’re the one who started out offering your presumptions about me including that I was “probably an out of stater” so please don’t get holier-than-thou with me. Yes, it is my opinion that Angus King is a fraud and a creep. In my opinion, in fact, it is the reality although you obviously disagree. That’s okay with me. I’m sure his dog and quite a few misguided people love Mr. King as well. He needs it. A good con man needs lots of undeserved love to be successful. You may not like what you call my vitriol. I don’t particularly like this currently very popular form of public piety of wailing shrilly about incivility whenever someone speaks their mind in the face of outrage. 

    • Anonymous

      Do you have any evidence to back up this claim? Just because out-of-state Super PACs are trying to make bogus claims about him, it doesn’t make them true.

      • Anonymous

        Were you alive when King was Governor? Do we really need more of him? I think not!

      • Anonymous

        I was a newspaper reporter in Maine during King’s very sad administration. I could probably write a book about his dishonesty and underhandedness — and it would take a book, hardly enough space here. Since others of his supporters like to play the I-hate-out-of-staters card, I’ll merely say I was at a press conference of his once when he damned his opponents in an absurd and failed development scheme he had to destroy nearly 1,000 acres of public wild land on behalf of his out-of-state cronies. He said the reason he was unable to pull off his plan was because of people “from away.” He didn’t appreciate it when I pointed out in my article that King himself was born in Virginia and learned his lawyerly trade there. King is a master hypocrite.

        • Anonymous

          Like the Republicans are hypocrites by running an expensive tv ad campaign supporting Democrat Dill?

          • Anonymous

            Yes, indeed, just like the Republicans.

    • Anonymous

      That may be true, but Charlie Summers scares the h*ll out of me!

      • No kiddin! He looks like Lurch from the Adams Family!

  • Anonymous

    Today I made an appearance downtown
    I am an expert witness because I say I am 
    And I said gentlemen, and I use that world loosely
    I will testify for you, I’m a gun for hire,I’m a saint, I’m a liar
    Because there are no facts, there is no truth
    Just data to be manipulated
    I can get you any result you like 
    What’s it worth to you?
    Because there is no wrong, there is no right
    And I sleep very well at night
    No shame, no solution, no remorse, no retribution
    Just people selling t-shirts
    Just opportunity to participate in the pathetic little circus
    and winning, winning, winning

    • Anonymous

      WOW! took pleasure in reading your comment.. I didn’t say that out loud did I?

  • jdtex

    I heard in the news this morning that The Scooter Store is laying off hundreds of employees.  So, King will definitely need to be supported by taxpayers since his rehearsal for being a Scooter Store model was canceled.

    • Anonymous

      What a totally lame attempt at humor. How long did it take you to come up with that one? Or did you just excerpt it from the TeaParty Little Book of Snappy Retorts?

      • Anonymous

         They have a book?

  • Anybody But Summers! 

    2012

    • ptkitty

      A liberal woman has held this seat for many years.  Why would you Democrats want to switch horses in the middle of the stream?  I don’t particularly care for Dill, but at least you know who and what you are voting for.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll say!  Even in her adds she describes herself as progressive, and wanting to make tougher gun laws!  Hey, I’ll give her props for being honest but do we really need more ultra left wing progressives representing Maine?  Not in my book.

        • Anonymous

          Of course, those aren’t ads *she’s* running. Those are ads Freedom PAC out of Washington are running hoping they will take votes away from Angus King. They’re trying to help Charlie Summers.

        • Anonymous

          Dill isn’t running any ads.  She has no money.  The Republicans are running ads for Dill in the hopes Dill can take votes away from King — thus helping Summers win.  The so-called “Dill ads” are really Summers ads in disguise.

      • Anonymous

        I agree!  But a vote for Dill would, in effect, be a vote for Summers.  Burn me once, shame on you.  Burn me twice…..well, you know the rest!

        • Watch the polls at the last minute and vote the one most likely to beat Summers!

          We don’t need Howdy Doody teaming up with the Penquin!

        • Anonymous

          No a vote for Dill would NOT be a vote for Summers.  Dill is concerned about all Mainers, Summers is only concerned about following the Republican Agenda. Voter Restrictions, Party before People, and Gridlock.

          • Anonymous

            This is a two-way race between King and Summers.  Dill can’t win.  Only a vote for King will stop Summers.   A vote for Dill, therefore, helps Summers get elected because it fails to elect King.  So yes, a vote for Dill is as good as a vote for Summers.
            That’s why the Republicans are pouring $$$ into tv ads for Dill — not to help Dill, but to help Summers beat King.

          • Just think!

            Grover Norguist’s Wife is a Muslim!

            Does that pact with Norguist look like a conspiracy with the enemy to destroy America from within?

            Think About that One!

      • Anonymous

        A centrist Republican woman, not a liberal, has held the seat for years.  80% of the time Snowe has voted for the conservative Republican agenda. 
        As the Republican Party continues to drift further and further to the far-right, Snowe and Collins really don’t have a political party anymore.  The party of Lincoln, Grant, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas E. Dewey, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Margaret Chase Smith, George Romney, Gerald Ford, Bill Cohen, George H. W. Bush, and Colin Powell is dead and gone.
        The “Republican” Party of today is heir to Joe McCarthy’s witch hunts and the John Birch Society loonies of the 1950s and ’60s.  Even Ronald Reagan wouldn’t be “conservative” enough for today’s Republican right-wingers.

      • Anonymous

        That and a free subscription to the HUFFINGTON POST gets Maine bupkus. 

    • Anonymous

      Aren’t you one that’s always whining about the 1%ers? Wouldn’t King Angus fit nicely in that group? If not yet he will with your help real soon.

      • Anonymous

        FDR was a 1%er. King is a far, far cry from him, but I thought being rich wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s how you vote.

        • Anonymous

          Angus signs are on all the finest houses in town, and the most expensive cars. The mid Coast’s 1 % are all for one of their own. 

      • The 1 % Wanna Bee  is more dangerous than the Already Bee’s!

        They both Sting but but the Wanna Bee is full of poison!

        • Anonymous

          Did you mean to remind us of the designs on Maine by the heiress to the BURT’s BEE’s fortune, another 1 %’r, ROXANNE QUIMBY?

          • Shes a Queen Bee!

      • Anonymous

        The Republican platform is to cut taxes on the 1% — and that can only be done by adding to the deficit or taxing the middle class and poorer folks more (Romney would do all of the above).
        In order to protect ourselves from the Romney-Ryan-Summers agenda to further enrich the rich and raise taxes on the middle class and the poor, we have to support King.

      • I’m just “Anti Republican” !

        Its a good old boy club for the 1 %.

  • Anonymous

    So long Charlie!

  • Anonymous

    Nice picture of Dill there.  Do they try to find terrible pictures of her or does she just always look that way?

    • Anonymous

       Shes pretty much a sourpuss unless shes gleefully jumping up and down on war memorials honoring a MIA Mainer from the Vietnam War.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plWYgHc7s9w

      • Anonymous

        Cheap shot. What would the Tea Bag element do without the Koch Brothers feeding them a steady diet of pre-digested propaganda they can all regurgitate simultaneously as if they had come up with it themselves? Ever come up with an original idea all on your own?

        • Anonymous

          Truth bother you? It’s her own campaign video.

        • Anonymous

          Original idea! Let’s elect a president this time.Go Romney

  • Anonymous

    Even if all the undecideds went for Summers, he’d still lose by 9%. So I guess the US Chamber and the GOP must be wondering if they’re throwing their money away. Perhaps they’ll go try to buy some other state’s election. 

    • Anonymous

      Registered voters polled as opposed to more reliable “likely” voters. Anything for the media to cling to the dubious narrative that King is unstoppable.

    • Anonymous

      Karl Rove’s SuperPAC could support Dill to siphon votes from King. From the graphs, that doesn’t look as crazy as it sounds.

      • fourCatssoon

         Want truths – read the book written by Charlie Unger titled “BOSS ROVE” this book will really open your eyes. anytime you see or hear the name Karl Chrisitan Rove lock your doors as he plans to steal you blind, write this down.

    • With senate races in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia and even Mass now leaning left, it may be more of, “We have all this money, is there any Republican that may have a chance?” And ad buys in Maine are really cheap compared to larger markets.

      • Anonymous

        ” even Mass” with Ted Kennedy’s old seat, the bluest state in the country??

        btw Why isn’t a blue boy like you supporting Dill?

    • Anonymous

       Alternative headline:  “King Certain to Defeat Opponents in Upcoming Election”.

  • Anonymous

    why can’t these national conservative groups leave us alone and stop trying to buy our votes 

    • Anonymous

      And all this time, I thought the Liberals were

    • Anonymous

       Yeah… I want to be bought by a left wing PAC.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t like any superpacs or negative ads, its just this time there conservative.  I dont want a corporation or a union telling me how to vote. 

        • Anonymous

          Some people need information about someone they thought they knew, these ads are informational. If you listen to them you make see things in a different lite.. Thats only if the truth matters to you, that is.

          • mysteriousways7

            The information is false, out of context, and deliberately construed as negative attack ads in a campaign where the candidate himself has only run a positive campaign. They are unneeded, unwanted, and uninformative. Lies have no place in any campaign.

          • Anonymous

            Then lets not have debates.

          • mysteriousways7

            I have nothing against debates at all. I just think TV ads bought by outside interest groups have no integrity. Citizens United makes me worry about the future of our democracy.

          • Anonymous

            I have observed that this “the candidate” of yours doesn’t hesitate to run from questions and censor any comments at his various social media sites that don’t gush with enthusiasm about what a great guy he is.

          • Anonymous

            “Informational” mud-slinging, and most of it false.

    • Anonymous

      Buy votes like giving 100’s of  billions for union jobs.. Take the construction at the Federal building downtown Bangor for example. The sign claims it to be a Obama job for the unions that is lasting 3 years at the cost of 55 millon… The building cost 3 1/2 millon to build.. That is buying votes, GM vote buying cost taxpayers what almost 100 billion. Acorn another 2 billion.  So if a pac is putting ads out there it is not on the taxpayers dime.

    • Anonymous

      You don’t think King is trying to buy our votes?

      • fourCatssoon

         NOPE!

  • Anonymous

    The only poll that I’ll put any stock in is the one taken on November 5th.

    • Anonymous

      That’s Tuesday, November 6th – but I like your sentiment!

      • Anonymous

        I’m well aware of which day is election day…any poll taken immediately prior to an election has the best chance of predicting the outcome is what I should have said.

    • Anonymous

       yes, go vote on November 5th, the rest of us will vote November 6th…

      • Anonymous

         Must be voting democrat early and often.

      • Anonymous

        You misunderstood…pls see my response to Politimom below.

    • fourCatssoon

       he mails in absentee ballot.

  • Anonymous

    thank you Dem voters for electing a great man like Mr Summers. You all did Maine a great service with Mr lepage.

    • Anonymous

      hahaha – gotta love your delusions– liar lepage gets one term, summers gets no term and President Obama gets a second term

      • Anonymous

        After the lies coming out of the whitehouse no dem should win a postage stamp in november

        • Anonymous

          you’re a conservative so you know all about lies- its all ya got

          • Anonymous

             If Obama gets re-elected he will have another fours years to be the most ineffective President in history.

          • Anonymous

            You might not like the things he has done, but he’s accomplished a great deal.  He’s been one of the most effective presidents in my lifetime of 64 years.
            He saved GM and Chrysler and with them the auto parts industry; he got the Affordable Care Act passed and signed (closing the donught hole, guaranteeing you can get coverage even if you have a pre-exisitng condition, letting young adults stay on their parents’ policies, making sure the insurance companies can’t drop you if you get sick); he supervised the plan and gave the orders that got Bin Laden and many of his cohorts; got credit card overhaul passed, repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; got the Dodd Frank Wall Street reform bill passed and signed; ended the restrictions on embryonic stem cell research (three cases of Parkins’ desease in my family, so this is personal); signed the Lilly Ledbetter equal pay act, increased veterans’ benefits; stoped the use of torture; got us out of Iraq; began the draw-down in Afghanistan; got the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic stimulus plan passed; got the “Cash for Clunkers” auto industry stimulus bill passed and signed; halted the massive job losses that he inherited and now the economy is creating jobs (although not fast enough); banks have repaid 75% of TARP funds (TARP was a Bush program); got tax cuts passed for small businesses and for the middle class; and much, much more. I could go on and on. You don’t like what he did, perhaps. But to say he hasn’t been effective is just plain untrue.

          • Anonymous

            He has done nothing, absolutely nothing since the first few months of his administration.
            Not one notable piece of legislation… Nothing.

            He is the most ineffective President in history.

          • Anonymous

            So your complaint is that he accomplished a great deal in the first year or two (I could have easily tripled the list above, but my computer doesn’t have enough juice to keep the spot open while I write that much!), but since the Republicans took control of the House and have a constant filibuster in the Senate, he hasn’t been able to get Republican co-operation on anything.  Interesting complaint — we have a do-nothing Republican House and filibuster-everything Republican contingent in the Senate, and you blame that on the president, saying that since the Republicans took over Congress, the president hasn’t got much legislation passed!  And that’s Obama’s fault?  Of course not!
            To say he has been ineffective is to show complete ignorance of the facts — or is just plain false. To say you don’t like the many, may things he has accomplished — that might be an honest statement.

          • Anonymous

            What Obama has done:  increased food stamps, now 1 in 5 Americans are on food stamps.  Increased the percentage of GDP consumed by government to 37%.  Shrunk our middle class so that more people are now poverty level.  Put more government regulations on health care, just wait until you go to the doctor and hear about the “new government standards,” especially for the elderly.  Have you been to the gas station lately?  Have you been to the grocery store lately?  Have you tried to sell a house lately?  The war is still going on and Americans are still being killed.  He has reduced the military and reduced military benefits.  He has created a mentality that the government owes everyone everything, an entitlement society.  If you take away someone’s incentive by giving them everything, that is a very dangerous road to go down.  

          • Anonymous

            yes we do! We have watched it coming out of the whitehouse and evidently the middle east agrees.

  • Anonymous

    Summers is our only hope!

    • Anonymous

       I fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard after I read this…

    • Anonymous

      Nice to  know that you support someone who signed a pledge of allegience to Norquist over Americans.

    • Anonymous

      Summers and hope in the same sentence.   Hmmm…..

    • There weren’t enough life boats on the Titanic , or with Summers!

    • Anonymous

      I think he should also mention in his ad how he tried to get voters to show picture ID’s and stop the same day registration.   Those two things should really help him.  Ha!

    • fourCatssoon

       For what – I have a cleaning person now:)

  • Liberal Soup N Crackers

    King has this one sewed up. Crony capitalism wins again.

  • Otis B. Driftwood

    The TV attack ads  funded by the chamber of commerce have sealed the deal for me.  I’m never going to vote for a Republican who has any tie to the tea baggie brotherhood, they’re just a union of the lunatic fringe.

    • Anonymous

      It is to bad you are insulted or scared  by the truth.. I knew a lady who was also scare by reality. The doctor gave her some meds that allow her to fuction outside her home .. Quite a nice lady. 

      • mysteriousways7

        What is your point here?

      • Anonymous

        conservatives have a problem with the truth although I have to agree with one of them —–““We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.” rick santorum– btw- why would anyone want Maine to become a red state like the ones in the deep south?

        • Anonymous

           Do you know the truth about Angus King?  Why on earth would anyone support this self serving candidate?

          • Anonymous

            so are you a liar lepage supporter?

          • Anonymous

            Why would anyone support a self serving man like Angus King?

      • Otis B. Driftwood

        Oh I understand your explanation as to why anyone would follow the tea baggie brotherhood, the union of the lunatic fringe.  They are all taking pills, perhaps the same pills that flush lympburger takes, and listening to the voices of the tea baggie brotherhood, just like lemmings following the piper to the edge of a cliff.

      • Anonymous

        I hope Senator Snowe enjoys a nice, peaceful rest after her many scary years as a punching bag for the loony righties.

  • Anonymous

    The King supporters are solid, no matter what the Republican PACs say, or how much money they spend.
    Those leaning toward  Dill will eventually have to concede that a vote for her is a vote for Charlie (ala LePage).

    Angus King for US Senate 2012!

    • Anonymous

      Oh yeah, King was such a successful governor- not!

      • Anonymous

        Actually, he was a very successful governor.  Intelligent, balanced, thoughtful, articulate and yes, independent.  He made important investments in Maine’s infrastructure, in research & development and in workforce development (his laptop initiative ensured that every student in Maine is computer literate).  And King never made national headlines for swearing, threatening or bullying!

        • Anonymous

           So which state was this in? It damn sure wasn’t Maine.

          • Anonymous

            Nobody’s perfect, but King was a pretty good governor — and would be a far better senator thanCharlie Summers.  This is a two-way race between King and Summers, so King will have my vote.

        • He violated the Teachers of Maines right to privacy by forcing fingerprinting onto them!

        • Anonymous

          He was a much better governor than they are giving him credit for here. He is our only real choice to send to Washington. 

        • Anonymous

          Oh, he is making national headlines now. Is your definition of success creating a deficit where there was a surplus?  The laptop program has not improved test scores. King has stock in Apple- surprise!  Gee, why aren’t other states offering laptop programs?  Why do other countries have higher literacy rates without a laptop program?  Do you pay for your own electricity?  Are you aware of the millions King has made from the wind scam?  Do you realize he is a lawyer from VA?  Oh yeah, and he was a Democrat.  So sad that so many are misinformed.  Just because someone is well spoken does not mean they have good intentions.  This is the problem with people from Maine.  Someone comes here from out of state,  is well spoken and talks a good game, people hire them without really knowing anything about them.  Just look at Bob Carlson and David Profitt, con men from out of state earning an above average salary. All because they are well spoken, thoughtful and articulate.  You really need to do your research.

        • Anonymous

          Car test was unbalanced.

          MTBE gas additive selection was not thoughtful, since it ignored scientific findings against it in California.

          Intelligence directed into crony capitalism is very dangerous to a democracy.

          Articulate…..not so much any more; his MPB days are way behind him. 

          Students were computer literate before the laptops were ‘issued’ to them in High school. 

  • Anonymous

    Why did Angus pass a law requiring all 20 year power supply contracts to be paid in full then nullified.. Then requied people to pay for the power again… When he was Governor he required the people of Maine to pay in essence twice for their useage… Thats just the start of his relationship with the power compainies… He made us pay twice for the closing cost of Maine Yankee. on and on and on.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly.  This is why our electricity bills are so high.  The main reason for any manufacturing co. to not establish a business in Maine – the price of electricity.  If anyone has ever lived out of state, you know that the price we pay for electricity is criminal.  Angus King made sure that 20% of Maine’s power had to come from a “green source”.  He did this while he was governor. He then got into the wind business and made a fortune off of the Federal Government for the wind scam.  He is the ultimate con man.  He is buddies with the environmentalist Brownie Carson who ensured that all dams in Maine were shut down.  He was the key player in blocking the Big A Dam.  Brownie Carson is another lawyer from Virginia, just like King is, they are scamming the people of Maine and making a fortune in the meantime.  

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Charlie, …Starkist wants senators that vote progressively !

  • This poll shows how the out-of-state money being siphoned into this race by the Republicans is bankrupting democracy.

  • Anonymous

    King failed as a governor, he will fail as a senator-

    Maine cannot afford to support a candidate that has no interest in small business or wants to force a National Park in Maine…

    Charlie Summers has the small business experience, knows how Northern Maine feels about Quimby and is the only one of the three candidates that can start work from day one…!

     

    • fourCatssoon

       I disagree, King will do a terrific job and make us proud.

      • Anonymous

        His record of waste and spending, not to mention lack of interest in small business or how the residents of Northern Maine feel about his buddy Quimby all speak for themselves.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a sad day for this Democrat when I have to vote for Angus King to prevent a Charlie Summers victory.  But after the Mitchell/Elliot/LePage debacle, I feel I have no choice.  Darn these third party candidates!

    • Anonymous

      John Baldacii won both times as Governor with less then 36% of the vote because of a 5 way split

  • jdtex

    King is starting to have that expression: “Where am I?” in every photo these days.  Maybe he thinks he is back on the good ole’ windfarm.

    • mysteriousways7

      Troll

  • Anonymous

    From your post to God’s ear.  Amen!

  • ptkitty

    Sept 19, 2012 UPDATE: A second new poll is showing former Gov. Angus King holding a narrowed lead over Republican Charlie Summers in Maine’s U.S. Senate race.

    Public Policy Polling, a national pollster, is releasing a poll this afternoon that has King with 43 percent, Republican Charlie Summers with 35 percent and Democrat Cynthia Dill with 14 percent. 

    If the PPP poll is anywhere near accurate, Maybe King Angus isn’t a Done Deal as the media/pollsters have been led to believe.  I think Dill is certainly good for another 5% to bring her up up to about 19%…that straight out of King’s account dropping him to about 38%. Summers, currently at 35%, will pickup the 4% that he needs from the 7% undecided. 19, 38, 39, yes…has a familiar sound to it, doesn’t it?

  • Andy Dufresne

    you can tell me blah blah blah my daddy died for my country and my right to vote blah blah blah…but i will not be voting this year, possibly never again

    • Anonymous

      it’s a rigged game anyways. republicans and democrats are the same thing.
      just follow the money.

  • Patten_Pete

    In the debate, when asked which committees he would want to get on, King said “Armed Services”. I wanted to vomit when I heard this given that he dodged the draft by getting a near impossible deferment thanks to his connections, while less fortunate sons got drafted and some died in Vietnam. So now this elitist who shirked military service feels he should be on the Armed Services Committee. What a hypocritical and cowardly lifeform.

  • Patten_Pete

    Angus King’s now in trouble. With the law. It is starting to hit the fan. It’s showing up on his face. He can’t suppress his anger and distaste for the commoners who challenge him. And if he gets elected, it’s not going away. He’s in trouble. Long in the tooth and long in jail don’t mix nicely.
    From:http://www.breitbart.com/Big-G… 
    Q.  There was a report over the weekend that Mr. King made a profit of $212,000 for the six years he spent on the Record Hill Wind project. In calculating that profit, did Mr. King include the $407,000 ‘success fee’ it was reported he received for securing the Department of Energy loan for the Record Hill Wind project?
    A. I will get back you.
    Q. When did Mr. King receive his $407,000 ‘success fee’ from the Record Hill Wind project?
    A. I will get back to you.
    Q. Can you confirm or deny that he Mr. King received his $407,000 ‘success fee’ for securing the $102 million energy loan for the Record Hill Wind project from the Department of Energy as was reported at Maine Today?
    A. I will get back to you.

    • Anonymous

      It’s krystal clear Ms. Canny is on the job!  Do you imagine she ever will?

  • fourCatssoon

    Angus King has my vote – no question he is clearly the best candidate for Maine! Just an Old Repub comment.

    • Anonymous

      so about that first wind thing, or maybe the apple thing, 
      ?
      and he still has your vote?
      enjoy voting with corruption.

  • Anonymous

    My. Lots of comments. I haven’t gotten past the headline yet. How does one hold onto a lead? On to, perhaps, but why not just holds the lead. Amusing, imagining Angus balanced precariously upon a lead; assuming, of course, a lead were even something physical.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not only King who is sinking, but his buddy’s independent party fortunes, Eliot Cutler. 

  • Anonymous

    Attention-VETERANS:  Since the Senate Republicans just voted down a jobs bill targeted especially for veterans, please think twice about voting to support anyone who would champion big business, while casting aside our men and women who keep this country safe.

  • MaineLife

    is it just me or has anyone else noticed that Angus King is the only one not making negative adds. Seems like if you are not confident in yourself that is when you make the negative adds against the one who is actually the best. Just because you want to win because of your title of a democrat or republican you want to win. People please just go to each website and see what they propose. That will tell you the real facts. Don’t just look at the negative adds which twist things and say untrue facts or just the title. Go to each website and look at the facts. That will show you who is right. Angus King is my choice based on the facts. 

  • Anonymous

    Several people have asked me if I would vote for Angus and after thinking about it, the only Angus I want is Angus … burgers.  Romney/Ryan 2012!! Summers 2012!!

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you republicans ever talk about anything but democratic candidates?  Tell us something about your candidates.  For all I know they are all mindless, voicless and have no experience.  Don’t spend all your time trying to make me beleive twisted facts about a candidate I know well…tell me something of value about yours…for once.  Just saying.

    • Anonymous

      both sides are useless.
      when you people wake up and realize that republican and democrat are the exact same.

      both parties bailed out the banks
      both parties strip away our freedoms,
      both parties get rich off our backs and give their friends on wall street a free ride.
      both parties have destroyed this country.

      and king is not an independent. he’s as democrat, and as corrupt as they come.

      start voting for someone other than the 2 party system. 
      it only works to divide us and stop people from seeing what’s really happening.

  • Anonymous

    Charlie  Summers  2012 !!!

  • Anonymous

    King fooled the masses as governor, and he’s doing it again!

    • Anonymous

      the uninformed, liberal, feel-good sheep that have no idea what he did while in office. the backroom deals, the corrupt programs he set up for his own enrichment.

  • Anonymous

                                                                      VOTE KING

  • Jake_OO7

    A vote for Dill is a vote for Creepy Charlie.  Vote Angus. 

    • Anonymous

      yeah, vote angus, that got rich off the backs of the taxpayers through programs he set up.
      government grants to HIS company
      apple laptop program? yeah, he owns stock in apple.

      go ahead and vote for king, he’s just a liberal democrat and more of the same b.s. that is so prevelant in d.c.

      • Jake_OO7

        Thank you for your permission. It’s not about what King will do but about what Creepy Charlie Summers will do.
        Summers and the Lepage regime will be stopped in November. They had their time but blew it.

        Vote Angus!

  • Anonymous

    is there only really 3 people running for senate?
    3 career politicians?
    all corrupt, all touting their party lines.

    why doesn’t the BDN or any other news agency report on someone other than the corrupt politicians that continue to drive this state and country into the ground?

  • King Angus cracked mother earth’s life force and then pours poisons in her wounds, all the while killing her winged ones.  King Angus will not protect Maine.

  • Anonymous

    MPA ‘folk’s are union agitators, rabble rousers, street demonstrators, and welfare grifters who proclaim a right to our wealth. Having them run voter surveys only wraps their political bias in a thin veneer of scientific objectivity. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s also a vote for Cutler; kiss your party good bye!

  • Anonymous

    And ACORN did what to Democracy in Maine again? 

  • Anonymous

    He is mostly making negative minuses. Remember in every bit of political propaganda there is an element of truth; and in every ‘fact’ there is some propaganda. 

  • Anonymous

    bingo…he does have that disoriented look….like he was out of the home for a walk and lost his bearings. 

  • Anonymous

    I believe that we need Angus King in the Senate. Senator Snowe is leaving because of all the bickering between people in congress, and is not able to get anything done for Maine. I believe king has the ability to help with the gridlock in congress, and actually get things done for Maine.

  • Anonymous

    Angus Kings record of waste and spending, not to mention lack of interest in small business or how the residents of Northern Maine feel about his buddy Quimby all speak for themselves.
     
    Here is a challenge that probably will go unanswered…
    Angus; if your soo confidant that you’re the best candidate to improve Maine’s economic climate, then come to Millinocket and debate Charlie….!

  • Conley Raye

    We all better pray that King gets defeated. Its amazing that there are still people rooting for him, that don’t want to see the facts and I guess don’t want to face the truth. If there are, just do this, call your rep that was serving in Augusta when King was Governor and listen to what they have to say about Mr. King. Believe me King isn’t going to vote so to lose any of his millions, his own or Maine’s grant monies that he grabbed before leaving office. Mr. King should of stayed at his Virgin Island mansion. How can anyone support someone who takes his money off shore to avoid taxes and he wants to help run, America. Just doesn’t make any sense.

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