Articles by Eric Russell

 
Former Maine Gov. Angus King

Angus King still deflecting questions about which party he’ll caucus with

By Eric Russell on May 11, 2012, at 2:39 p.m.
Michelle Ferm (left) and Paula Eaton (center) sample a salad made by Ann Marie Orr of Ann Marie's Kitchen at the Bangor Buisness Expo at the Bangor Civic Center on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Thursday's expo marks the first time food vendors and resturants were represented with food being offered to attendees.

Expo offers chance for Greater Bangor businesses to network

By Eric Russell on May 10, 2012, at 5:33 p.m.
Carroll Conley executive director and the Rev. Bob Emrich chairman of board of directors of the Christian Civic League of Maine.

Will North Carolina’s recent same-sex marriage ban affect Maine in November?

By Eric Russell on May 09, 2012, at 1:13 p.m.
Paul LePage

Democrats accuse Republicans on budget committee of following LePage’s ‘secret marching orders’

By Eric Russell on May 08, 2012, at 2 p.m.
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U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe waves to her supporters after delivering her speech at the Maine GOP Convention Sunday afternoon at the Augusta Civic Center. Behind her is her husband, former Maine Gov. John McKernan.

Snowe speaks to GOP convention for final time as member of Congress

By Eric Russell on May 06, 2012, at 1:37 p.m.
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivers his speech at the Maine GOP Convention  Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center.

‘Get off the couch and get yourself a job’: LePage talks welfare reform at GOP convention

By Eric Russell on May 06, 2012, at 12:49 p.m.
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James Carlton of the Lincoln County State Committee counts votes of his county's delegates during the election of national committeemen at the Maine Republican Convention at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Ron Paul the big winner at Maine GOP convention, but Romney supporters will continue fight

By Eric Russell on May 06, 2012, at 10:39 a.m.
Sen. Susan Collins speaks at the Maine GOP Convention in Augusta Saturday afternoon, May 5, 2012.

Sen. Collins addresses Maine GOP convention, says state needs to stay red

By Eric Russell on May 05, 2012, at 2:23 p.m.
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Maine GOP Convention Chair Brent Tweed (left) listens to concerns as party leadership decides how to proceed with delegate selection Saturday afternoon May 5, 2012 in Augusta.

As predicted, Ron Paul backers take over Maine GOP convention

By Eric Russell on May 05, 2012, at 12:44 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks in Rockland in March 2012.

LePage nominates Waldoboro engineer as PUC commissioner

By Eric Russell on May 03, 2012, at 12:33 p.m.
Maine Senate President Kevin Raye (R-Perry), a candidate for Maine's 2nd Congressional District, talks with the Bangor Daily News during his campaign stop at Getchell Brothers in Brewer on Wednesday.

Kevin Raye launches ‘cut the mustard’ congressional campaign tour

By Eric Russell on May 02, 2012, at 2:54 p.m.
Charles Webster

Will sparks fly at Maine GOP’s weekend convention?

By Eric Russell on May 01, 2012, at 5:01 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Gov. Paul LePage

Moderate Republicans to LePage: Apologize for ‘corrupt’ comment

By Eric Russell on April 30, 2012, at 4:03 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage (right) speaks to a crowd at Nokomis High School in Newport during a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt looks on.

LePage stirs ruckus after calling state workers ‘corrupt’

By Eric Russell on April 27, 2012, at 1:11 p.m.
Richard Rosen

Lawmakers tentatively approve more than $95M in bonds but LePage could hold cards

By Eric Russell on April 26, 2012, at 7:35 p.m.
The first bipartisan forum in the U.S. Senate race was held at the University of Maine in Orono Wednesday evening. The candidates participating (from left to right) were Maine Attorney General William Schneider, State Rep. John Hinck, independent candidate Andrew Ian Dodge, former Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, current Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers, State Senator Cynthia Dill, businessman Steve Woods, and home builder Benjamin Pollard.

U.S. Senate finance reports leave more questions than answers

By Eric Russell on April 26, 2012, at 12:22 p.m.

LePage vetoes bill to increase county fees; sponsor says that will create shortfall

By Eric Russell on April 24, 2012, at 6:40 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks in Rockland in March 2012.

Maine could afford to borrow millions, but political will to issue bonds is questionable

By Eric Russell on April 24, 2012, at 5:16 p.m.
Paul LePage

LePage signs budget minus the two items he vetoed

By Eric Russell on April 24, 2012, at 4:06 p.m.
POLL QUESTION

Should Maine voters be setting tax policy?

By Eric Russell on April 23, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.