Tag Archives: Maine

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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George W. Bush Endorses Susan Collins’ Reelection Bid

The Associated Press reports: Former President George W. Bush on Friday backed Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in his first public endorsement of the 2020 election cycle. Bush has largely stayed out of the political fray since he left the White House in 2009, and his endorsement is a welcome boost for Collins, who is waging her most difficult …

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Susan Collins Plants GOP Insiders In Campaign Ads

Salon reports: Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a Republican facing a tough re-election race, has run numerous ads over the last three months featuring testimonials from more than 20 people who were presented as ordinary Mainers — but in fact had close ties to the state’s Republican Party or to Collins herself. While such deception is not obviously illegal, it’s …

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New Maine Poll: Joe Biden +12, Sara Gideon +5

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democrats are leading in each of Maine’s three biggest races, according to a new poll, with House Speaker Sara Gideon, 2nd District Rep. Jared Golden and former Vice President Joe Biden holding leads with a little over three months until Election Day. The poll had Gideon with 44 percent of the vote compared to 39 …

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Maine Brewery Cancels Trump Event: We Were Misled

The Bangor Daily News reports: A veteran-owned Freeport brewery canceled a Wednesday campaign event for President Donald Trump that was to be headlined by the president’s daughter-in-law after an owner said he was misled by the campaign about the scope of the event. Brad and Nancy Nadeau, the owners of Stars and Stripes Brewing, reached out to the Bangor Daily …

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MAINE: Collins Challenger +4 In New US Senate Poll

The Bangor Daily News reports: A poll released Monday showed House Speaker Sara Gideon with a narrow lead over Sen. Susan Collins, with the Democrat receiving 46 percent support compared with 42 percent for the Republican incumbent. Both the primary and the general election will be decided by ranked-choice voting. Several independents, including former Green candidate Lisa Savage and conservative …

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MAINE: Collins Challenger Sara Gideon +9 In New Poll

Forbes reports: New polls show Senate control slipping further away from the GOP, as incumbent Republican Senators in swing states trail their Democratic opponents badly and Republican-controlled seats in deep red states look increasingly competitive. Democrats need a net gain of four Senate seats, or three and the vice presidency, to attain a majority in the upper chamber. One big …

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So Concerned: Approval Rating Drops For Susan Collins

The Bangor Daily News reports: Gov. Janet Mills saw a significant approval bump from last fall in a poll released Monday that showed Mainers are more likely to trust the state government to respond to the coronavirus outbreak than the federal government. The Democratic governor had a 60 percent approval rating in the poll conducted by Critical Insights in March, …

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MAINE: Biden Wins Primary, 1.2 Points Over Sanders

CBS News reports: Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in Maine, edging out Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Biden led with 34.3 percent of votes in Maine to Sanders’ 33.1 percent The Maine presidential primary was originally expected to go decisively to Sanders, but the endorsements for Biden from former candidates Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar seem to …

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