Maine

LePage’s style at center of Maine governor’s race

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — To some in Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is hot-headed and divisive. Others say the hard-charging former mayor has……

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Maine governor, legal chief dispute immigrant aid

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills are at odds over the governor’s directive to……

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King may flip to GOP in 2015

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Democrats, will decide after the midterm elections whether to switch sides and…

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Republican to Make Third Bid for Maine House Seat

Former state Sen. Kevin Raye announced late last week that he is running for Maine’s open 2nd District, according to a local newspaper, becoming the fourth GOP candidate in an increasingly crowded primary contest.
This…

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Maine: LePage Won’t Run for Congress

Embattled Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage said Thursday he will not run for Congress in the 2nd District, according to local reports.
Earlier this month, Democratic Rep. Michael H. Michaud launched an exploratory committee to…

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Maine: Collins Looks Safe, From Both Left and Right

Maine Sen. Susan Collins is a Republican in a state that’s not. She’s moderate and bipartisan in a party that’s…

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ME: Democratic Legislature will re-evaluate tax cuts

PressHerald.com
The newly elected Legislature won’t be sworn in for another nine days, but significant policy discussions and imminent budgetary issues are likely to color a difficult and contentious session.
Incoming Speaker of the House…

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Maine GOP Chair alleges possible voter fraud by “dozens of black people”

BY JILLIAN RAYFIELD, Salon.com
The outgoing Chairman of the Maine Republican Party is looking into possible instances of voter fraud on Election Day, because “dozens” of black people voted in some precincts, but “nobody in (these)…

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Obama backs gay marriage measures in 3 states

CBS News
President Barack Obama on Thursday threw his support behind ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington state that would legalize same-sex marriage.
 
Though the president first voiced his general approval for gay…

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Crossroads GPS hits Angus King with first ad in Maine Senate race

Washington Post
The conservative 501(c)(4) nonprofit Crossroads GPS is hitting the airwaves for the first time in the Maine Senate race, with a spot targeting independent candidate Angus King.
The airwaves have grown increasingly crowded in recent weeks,…

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Senate hinges on New England

By Alexander Bolton–The Hill
The battle for control of the Senate could come down to New England, a region where the GOP brand was seen as defunct a few years ago.
A best-case scenario for…

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Maine: Democrat Rails On Sierra Club’s Support for Angus King

By Abby Livingston, Roll Call
The Sierra Club is happy with Maine Independent Senate candidate Angus King, but not everyone is happy with the Sierra Club.
The environmental group announced earlier today that it was…

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Maine: Democratic Poll Shows Mike Michaud Way Up

By Joshua Miller , Roll Call
A new poll from Maine Rep. Mike Michaud (D) shows him leading his GOP challenger, state Senate President Kevin Raye, by 32 points. In a horse-race matchup among likely voters, Michaud…

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