December 07, 2019
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Donald Trump and Maine: From LePage’s endorsement to today

LePage, Christie endorse Donald Trump for president – Feb. 26, 2016

LePage: “I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular.”

 

Trump rips Romney as ‘choke artist’ at Maine rally – March 3, 2016

Trump’s visit to Portland came the same day 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called Trump a “fraud” who is “playing the American public for suckers.” Trump spent much of his Portland appearance railing against Romney.

 

Ted Cruz pulls off surprise win in Maine GOP caucuses – March 6, 2016

Maine Republicans went against the grain in March, with 45.9 percent of votes for Cruz. Trump took 32.6 percent of the votes.

 

Maine Republicans start to align behind Donald Trump – May 5, 2016

After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich dropped their bids for the GOP presidential nomination, Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Bruce Poliquin began (slowly) warming towards Trump.

 

Warning to Maine Democrats: Don’t discount Trump – May 6, 2016

Analysis: Why parts of Maine could embrace Trump for president.

 

In general election, Trump sees a chance to make Maine red again – June 6, 2016

Analysis: Donald Trump plans to expand the electoral battleground to Maine and other states considered Democratic strongholds.

 

Poll: Clinton leads Trump in Maine, but race tied in 2nd District – June 25, 2016

A recent poll showed Clinton with a large lead on Trump, but 23 percent of respondents answered said they’d vote for another candidate or were undecided.

 

Poliquin won’t attend Trump rally in his district – June 29, 2016

Wednesday morning, his staff said he would be at a meeting and unable to attend the Bangor rally.

 

Trump rips Clinton, courts working-class voters in Bangor – June 29, 2016

Trump visited Bangor for the first time for a campaign rally. During his speech, he said he’d attempt to pull the United States from trade deals, including one that “drained businesses out of Maine.”

Trump supporters, protesters argue outside Bangor rally – June 29, 2016

After Trump’s campaign rally in Bangor, supporters and protesters engaged in debate and discussion that often was heated.

‘Never Trump’ effort rebuffed after Maine delegation flips on rules vote – July 18, 2016

A renegade group of delegates — including some from Maine — sought to force a rules vote that would have embarrassed Trump backers and top GOP officials on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

In Maine, Trump shares his view of US threatened by Somalis, other immigrantsAug. 4, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump painted a frightening image of Maine’s Somali refugees in a dark speech.

Outsider or dictator in waiting? Trump’s tone divides MainersAug. 4, 2016

Several Trump supporters at a Portland rally said the unconventional candidate needs to tone down his rhetoric.

Susan Collins: Why I cannot support TrumpAug. 8, 2016

“This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican,” Sen. Collins wrote in this OpEd.

Master of horror fiction Stephen King scared to death of Trump presidencySept. 25, 2016

The author’s personal boogie man is not a supernatural clown or a zombie, as it turns out — it’s Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Son Eric, daughter-in-law Lara stump for Trump in MaineOct. 6, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s son Eric and daughter-in-law Lara made a swing through Maine to reinforce the businessman’s message.

Sen. Susan Collins, Rep. Bruce Poliquin condemn Trump’s lewd commentsOct. 8, 2016

Maine Republicans Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Bruce Poliquin condemned Donald Trump after his comments about women were made public.

From ‘only hope’ to ‘depressed’: 10 Maine Republicans on TrumpOct. 14, 2016

We asked 10 prominent Republicans from Maine’s 2nd District: How do you feel about Trump’s campaign right now?



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