Tag Archives: Maine

Susan Collins Backs Racist Paul LePage For Maine Gov

The Portland Press Herald reports: U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will endorse former Republican Gov. Paul LePage Wednesday in a pre-recorded video as LePage kicks off his campaign to challenge Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in 2022. Collins, who is serving her fifth consecutive term in the Senate, won reelection in 2020 with 51 percent of vote. “As Maine recovers from …

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GOP Maine Rep Compares Vax Mandate To Mengele

The Associated Press reports: A group of Maine Democrats wants a state Republican lawmaker to resign over comments in which she compared vaccine mandates for healthcare workers to the Nazi doctor known as the “Angel of Death” for experiments on Jews during the Holocaust. The state lawmaker made her claims during a rally in front of the State House after …

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Wife Of Anti-Vax GOP State Rep Dies Of Something

But the headline is only the start of the story. The Daily Beast reports: A Republican legislator in Maine who lost his wife to COVID-19 last week appeared at a rally on Tuesday that featured a GOP colleague who compared the state’s Democratic governor to a Nazi doctor who performed deadly experiments on Jews during the Holocaust. State Rep. Chris …

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Anti-Vax GOP Maine Rep “Really Sick” With COVID

Maine Public Radio reports: Rep. Chris Johansen, a Republican legislator from the Aroostook County town of Monticello who has been an outspoken opponent of coronavirus restrictions, has reportedly contracted COVID-19. When contacted by the Bangor Daily News on Friday, Johansen said “I’m not talking” and hung up the phone. The lawmaker’s wife, Cindy Johansen, who is the corresponding secretary-officer for …

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Racist GOP Ex-Maine Gov Launches Bid For Old Job

Yahoo News reports: Former two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who liked to compare himself to former President Donald Trump, formally announced Monday that he’s launching a campaign for a third term. His policies were often overshadowed by public gaffes by the man who described himself as “Trump before there was Trump. ” He made headlines by telling the Portland chapter …

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Maine 2-Year-Old Shoots Parents, Father Arrested

Portland, Maine’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office says a West Bath man has been arrested after being shot by a 2-year-old. Investigators say the 2-year-old child found a Glock 9mm on a nightstand and fired it in his parents’ bedroom while they were asleep Wednesday morning. The boy’s 22-year-old mother was hit in the leg and …

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Gender Reveal Blast Rattles Homes In Two States

The New Hampshire Union-Leader reports: An explosion that rattled homes within a 20-mile radius Tuesday night is being blamed on a gender reveal celebration at a Kingston quarry that police say involved more than a pound of Tannerite and blue chalk. Many residents in communities across southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts reported hearing the explosion just after 7 p.m. …

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Maine GOP Votes Against Censuring Sen. Susan Collins

The Bangor Daily News reports: The Maine Republican Party overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to reject a censure of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins after outcry from conservatives over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump on an impeachment charge. The 41-19 vote of the party’s state committee ended nearly a month and a half of behind-the-scenes wrangling over whether to …

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Collins Wins Maine Senate Race, Gideon Concedes

The Portland Press Herald reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins won Maine’s high-profile U.S. Senate race on Wednesday, defeating Democrat Sara Gideon in a contest that saw unprecedented spending as part of the national battle for control in Washington. In a speech to supporters outside of a Bangor hotel, Collins said Gideon had called her to concede the hard-fought race. Unofficial …

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Collins Warns Her Race Might Take Week To Be Called

The Hill reports: GOP Sen. Susan Collins, who is locked in a close reelection race with Democrat Sara Gideon, warned on Tuesday that it could take a week to determine who won the Maine Senate race if no candidate gets an outright majority on election night. “If neither of us gets 50 percent of the vote, then we get into …

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Collins “Grateful” For Support Of Anti-LGBT Hate Group

Susan Collins has done a fawning interview with Maine’s Christian Civic League, the group once headed by this guy: Mike Heath, a long–time anti-LGBTQ activist in Maine who now runs Helping Hands Ministries, has been a regular participant in Dave Daubenmire’s daily program. On Friday, Daubnemire turned the mic over to Heath so that he could announce his plans. “I’m …

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Flailing Susan Collins Backs Two Local QAnon Nutbags

The Mainer reports: Sen. Susan Collins is financially supporting the state legislative campaigns of two fellow Maine Republicans who fervently believe in QAnon, the perverse conspiracy theory whose adherents are considered a domestic terror threat by the FBI. In recent days, Facebook and YouTube have announced actions to curb the spread of QAnon content due to mounting fears that its …

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Sara Gideon +4 Over Collins In New Maine Senate Poll

The Portland Press Herald reports: Veteran GOP Sen. Susan Collins remains in a tight contest with her Democratic challenger in the closely watched Maine Senate race, according to a poll released Friday by Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Democrat Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House, leads with 45% among the 847 registered voters who were asked for their …

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Maine Republicans Fail To Stop Ranked Choice Voting

The Associated Press reports: Ranked choice voting will be used for the first time in a presidential race in the U.S. under a ruling Tuesday by the Maine Supreme Court, which concluded a GOP petition drive intended to stymie its use this November came up short. The Supreme Judicial Court concluded that the Maine Republican Party failed to reach the …

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Handicapper Moves Maine Senate Race To Leans Dem

Just in from Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball: Of 16 publicly-released polls of the race that have come out this year (as compiled by FiveThirtyEight’s database) from nonpartisan, Democratic, and Republican sources, Susan Collins has only led in a single one, a Republican internal poll conducted in mid-June. Collins led 45%-38% in that survey. A few others have shown Gideon up …

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NYT Poll: Biden +9 In Arizona, Biden +17 In Maine

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic has imperiled both his own re-election and his party’s majority in the Senate, and Republican lawmakers in crucial states like Arizona, North Carolina and Maine have fallen behind their Democratic challengers amid broad disapproval of the president, according to a poll conducted by The New York Times and …

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Sara Gideon +12 Over Susan Collins In New Maine Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: Democrat Sara Gideon leads the race among likely voters for the U.S. Senate in Maine 54 – 42 percent over Republican Senator Susan Collins, who is seeking her fifth term. Eighty-nine percent of likely voters who selected a candidate in the Senate matchup say their minds are made up, and 10 percent say they might …

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Maine Reception Now Linked To 7 Deaths, 175 Cases

The Associated Press reports: At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the summer that violated state virus guidelines, public health authorities said. The August wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket is linked to more than 175 confirmed cases of …

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CDC Now Links 134 Maine Cases To Wedding Reception

Portland’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Head of the Maine CDC, Dr. Nirav, Shah, says 134 cases of COVID-19 are linked to a Millinocket area wedding and reception in early August. On Tuesday’s CDC briefing, director Dr. Nirav Shah broke down the numbers. He said 123 cases are confirmed, 11 are probable. He also reported 56 people are wedding guests …

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CDC Links 53 Maine Cases To Wedding Reception

The Portland Press-Herald reports: The number of COVID-19 cases connected to a wedding reception in Millinocket continues to climb, with state health officials saying on Saturday that they could trace 53 confirmed cases of coronavirus to the reception. That’s up from 32 confirmed cases on Friday. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that investigators identified secondary …

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