Incumbent Bruce Poliquin makes a point while answering a question from a local resident in the 2016 Congressional debate between himself and Challenger Emily Cain held at WAGM Television Station in Presque Isle.

In second debate, Poliquin-Cain turn critical in The County

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
Concerns about a stagnant job market and rising taxes in Aroostook County took center stage in the second debate between incumbent 2nd District U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and challenger Emily Cain.
Donald Trump speaks as Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wednesday.

Clinton and Trump open debate with sharp exchange on abortion

By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker, Reuters on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:42 p.m.
In contrast to the fiery personal attacks of the first two debates, Clinton and Trump had a sharp but issues-based exchange.
Protesters hold signs to raise awareness of sexual assault on campus in the wake of the national attention brought by the Stanford rape case at the Stanford University commencement ceremony in Palo Alto, California, U.S. June 12, 2016.

The topic of sexual assault is now at center stage in the 2016 campaign

By Katie Zezima, Washington Post on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
Less than three weeks before Election Day, the 2016 campaign is suddenly focused on an unusual, emotional and highly politicized topic for a presidential race: sexual assault.

Democrats off to fast start with absentee voting

By Mal Leary on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:56 p.m.
Requests for absentee ballots are on pace to top the number in the presidential contest of four years ago and according to reports, more Democrats are requesting them than Republicans.
Jeff Walls of Stockton Springs and Tammy Harrison of Hudson hold up signs urging Maine voters to vote no of Question 1 on the Nov. 8 election ballot. While not opposed to legalizing marijuana for recreational use, they said that the proposed legislation would lead to onerous compliance requirements that could force small farmers out of business and adversely affect access to medicine for medical marijuana patients.

Grassroots group raising questions about recreational marijuana ballot question

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:01 p.m.
“This particular bill that was written specifically for some investors to get government contracts.”
Maine Rep. Emily Cain (D-Orono) introduces her "new best friend" Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at her "Solutions for America" town hall meeting at the University of Maine in Orono, Feb. 9, 2008.

Clinton to boost Emily Cain’s congressional race

By Steve Collins, The Sun Journal on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton plans to offer nearly $250,000 to boost turnout in two hotly contested congressional races.
A billboard about 10 miles south of the U.S. border advertises the Trump Ocean Resort Baja. A developer of the Tijuana, Mexico, resort agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 190 buyers who lost $22 million in deposits after the project failed in 2008.

Maine natives in California claim money lost on Trump-branded condos

By Anthony Brino on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:35 p.m.
Linda and Stephen Drake, originally from Allagash and Caribou, are among the people around the country who say they lost money to a business connected with the Republican presidential nominee.

How Cain and Poliquin are fueling their higher-priced rematch

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
It’s the same fight but with more ammunition.

GOP headquarters in NC town firebombed

By Jim Morrill, The Charlotte Observer on Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:33 a.m.
A county Republican headquarters in Hillsborough, North Carolina, was firebombed overnight Saturday, an attack that a party official called “political terrorism.”
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence looks at the crowd during a campaign event at the Des Moines Area Community College in Newton, Iowa, Oct. 11, 2016.

As Trump talks of ‘rigged’ election, his VP nominee Pence vows to respect outcome

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Oct. 16, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Pence said that “there’s more and more evidence that implicates Russia.”
Dennis Marble, former director of the Bangor Homeless Shelter.

No candidate has all the answers. But I will work to make Maine better.

By Dennis Marble on Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
I’m not running because I have all the answers, but because I love my community and am prepared to earnestly help government do better.
On Nov. 8, voters in the 2nd Congressional District could be motivated to turnout at a higher rate because of a controversial ballot question that would expand background checks to include all private gun sales and transfers. That could be a deciding factor in whether the 2nd District goes red.

In fight over 2nd District, opposition to Question 3 could boost Republicans

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 16, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Numerous voters in the district say defeating Question 3 will motivate how they approach other contests on the November ballot.

Trump blasts ‘rigged system’ at Bangor rally

By Micky Bedell on Oct. 15, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Oct. 12, 2016.

WikiLeaks releases transcripts of Clinton’s Wall Street talks in latest email dump

By Emily Stephenson and Luciana Lopez, Reuters on Oct. 15, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
The excerpts that have surfaced so far angered voters who backed Clinton’s former Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who endorsed her after losing the party’s primary.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks to a crowd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday afternoon.

After turbulent week, Trump revisits talk of ‘rigged election’

By Steve Holland, Reuters on Oct. 15, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
The Republican, fighting to overcome setbacks and polls showing a tough path to the White House, doubled down on his claim that the election is rigged against him.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks to a crowd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday afternoon.

Trump blasts ‘rigged system’ amid misconduct allegations threatening his campaign

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 15, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
The Republican nominee looked like the prohibitive favorite to win Maine’s 2nd District in September, but his standing here is uncertain now amid a wider drop in the polls.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 14, 2016.

Clinton heavily favored to win Electoral College

By Maurice Tamman, Reuters on Oct. 15, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
It is the second week in a row that the Reuters/Ipsos project has estimated her odds so high.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Oct. 14, 2016.

How Trump rallies the faithful: Belittle Clinton, news media

By Steve Holland, Reuters on Oct. 15, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
Donald Trump’s campaign rallies have turned into eruptions of barely contained emotions from his impassioned followers.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, June 29, 2016.

Donald Trump returns to Bangor

on Oct. 15, 2016, at 9:31 a.m.
Donald Trump is scheduled to lead a campaign rally at 3 p.m. today at the Cross Insurance Center.
Joel Parker of Fairfield, who works in Skowhegan, said he usually votes Republican but is unsure whether he can vote for Donald Trump for president because he is concerned about what message Trump's election would send to the rest of the world. Skowhegan is among 2nd Congressional District towns that find themselves in the national spotlight this year because they are battlegrounds in the presidential race.

These voters will decide if Trump or Clinton wins Maine’s 2nd District

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 14, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
2016 has created a new reality for the people scratching out livelihoods in the 2nd Congressional District: Life in a national political battleground.