When Justin Chenette checked his mail Wednesday morning, he said he found his own political ad mailed back to him. On the flyer, a note read, “We do not support sodomites.”

Maine legislator says he received homophobic message in mail

By CBS 13 on Oct. 27, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
Justin Chenette is running for Senate District 31 in Saco.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event on Wednesday on the tarmac of the airport in Kinston, North Carolina.

Maine students elect Trump, favor gun background checks in mock election

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 26, 2016, at 8:33 p.m.
Students voted in favor of all the referendum questions and the bond question, with the exception of Question 1, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Voters in Orono will head to the polls at the University of Maine field house on Nov. 8. Town officials say they made the move to accommodate larger-than-expected crowds.

Orono voting moved to UMaine field house

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 26, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
With a higher-than-average turnout expected during the coming presidential and state elections, town leaders voted in July to move voting booths to the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to a crowd on Oct. 15 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Planned Lisbon appearance would be Trump’s fifth visit to Maine

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 26, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has announced that he will visit Lisbon, marking his fifth trip to Maine in hopes of securing one of the state’s electoral votes.
Candidates for governor independent Eliot Cutler (left), Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (center) and incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage greet each other on stage before a televised debate in Augusta in this October 2014 file photo.

Simulation: Ranked-choice system leaves room for strategic voting

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 26, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
Ranked-choice voting might have kept Gov. Paul LePage out of office, but a BDN simulation cast some doubt on the impact of the “spoiler” phenomenon.

Clinton warns supporters against complacency in election

By Luciana Lopez, Reuters on Oct. 25, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.

Trump reportedly asks team to curb transition efforts, focus on race

By Emily Flitter, Reuters on Oct. 25, 2016, at 7:11 p.m.
Trailing in opinion polls, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has asked his campaign to cut back on work identifying candidates for key jobs in his would-be administration and focus instead on bolstering his chances on Election Day, according to two people familiar with the campaign’s inner workings.
Donald Trump Jr. gathers with employees of Simones' Hot Dog Stand at the Lewiston restaurant on Tuesday.

Donald Trump Jr., LePage rip Clinton’s ethics at Maine campaign stop

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Donald Trump Jr., a 38-year-old top executive in Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s real estate company, tried to bolster his father’s odds of picking up one of Maine’s four Electoral College votes by visiting several sites in the Lewiston-Auburn area Tuesday.

Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State

By Luciana Lopez and Steve Holland, Reuters on Oct. 24, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Cleveland, Oct. 22, 2016.

Trump pledges to weaken media ‘power structure’ if elected

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Oct. 23, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
Trump promised to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if elected, arguing it was an example of a “power structure” rigged against both him and voters.
Maine is among several states, including Massachusetts, where marijuana legalization in on the November ballot. Question 1 would legalize marijuana for recreational use for people over the age of 21 in Maine, while creating a regulatory system for its cultivation and sale.

Alcohol sellers push to keep pot illegal in Massachusetts

By Christian M. Wade, The Eagle-Tribune on Oct. 23, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
Political observers say the alcohol industry wouldn’t be spending money if it was unconcerned.

Poll: Clinton, Trump virtually tied in Maine’s 2nd District

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
The latest poll of Maine’s presidential election preferences found Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump in a dead heat in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, a battleground that’s gotten much more attention than usual this cycle.
Attendees stand during the National Anthem at a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Cross Insurance Center on Oct. 15, 2016, in Bangor, Maine.

Tiny Maine is getting outsize attention from Clinton, Trump

By Katie Zezima, Washington Post on Oct. 21, 2016, at 9:15 a.m.
The line that divides Maine’s two congressional districts is emblematic of the divides that have emerged this election cycle: urban vs. rural, college educated vs. not, well-off vs. working class, and Clinton vs. Trump.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Delaware, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2016.

Trump says he will accept the election result — if he wins

By Patricia Zengerle, Emily Stephenson and Jill Serjeant, Reuters on Oct. 21, 2016, at 7:12 a.m.
Donald Trump said on Thursday he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election — “if I win” — fueling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress.
Irene MacDougall (left) hands a ballot to a voter as Laurie Gifford sits next to her on Thursday at Lewiston City Hall. MacDougall said accusations that the election is rigged are "ridiculous."

Maine ballot keepers: Election not rigged

By Bonnie Washuk on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
All ballots will be counted, accurately and properly, election worker Irene MacDougall said.
If Question 1 passes, attorney Stephen Langsdorf said it would be reasonable for most employees to treat marijuana use as they do alcohol consumption -- that they shouldn't use or be under its influence at work.

Legal pot would be like alcohol at work, but there’s no good test for it

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:20 a.m.
If Maine legalizes marijuana, it doesn’t mean employees could light up during smoke breaks. But there will be more incentive for state officials to come up with a workable definition of what it means to be “under the influence.”
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell speaks at forum sponsored by the Maine Council of Churches about civil discourse in politics on Thursday in Waterville. More than 100 clergy members from around the state attended.

George Mitchell calls on clergy to model civil discourse in divisive election season

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 20, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
Former Sen. George Mitchell on Thursday reminded about 100 people at a session on civil discourse that “politics has always been rough and tumble in our country.”
Matt Lauzon

House District 12 candidate’s eligibility questioned

By Alan Bennett, Journal Tribune on Oct. 20, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 19, 2016.

A promising start, then more of same

By Dan Balz, Washington Post on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:56 a.m.
By the end, it was the story of Trump in Campaign 2016 in microcosm, a series of angry exchanges, interruptions, insults that served to undercut the good he might have accomplished earlier.
Matthew Silva (center) and Josh Silva (right) watch the last presidential debate at Kosta's Restaurant & Bar in Brewer on Wednesday.

With final presidential debate over, Mainers still not happy about their options

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 19, 2016, at 11:17 p.m.
“We’re a great country. We have great people who could run,” Ken Capron of Portland said. “Where are they?”