Tag Archives: Maine

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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Maine Still Too Close To Call, Biden And Sanders Tied

Portland’s ABC News affiliate reports: Maine’s Democratic presidential primary remained too close to call Wednesday morning. Only a few hundred votes separate former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The lead flip-flopped several times Tuesday night, with Biden now holding an edge Wednesday, with roughly 80% of precincts reporting. Biden so far has won nine of the …

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Maine’s Bangor Daily News Endorses Amy Klobuchar

From the editorial board of the Bangor Daily News: Bernie Sanders handily won the Maine Democratic caucuses in 2016, and it seems likely that he will win again. But there are better, real Democratic choices in the party’s March 3 presidential primary. We believe the best choice is Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar is a centrist who earns praise from …

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Racist And Anti-LGBT Ex-Maine Gov May Run Again

The Hill reports: Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Thursday he is exploring the possibility of running for his old office in 2022. “We are working on it. I want to see what happens this year with the election,” he told WAGM, a local Maine media outlet. LePage also clarified that he and his wife, who own a residence …

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Collins Campaign Eyed For Huge Mystery Donation

The Daily Beast reports: A mysterious Hawaii company may have illegally funneled a six-figure contribution to a political group boosting an embattled Republican Senator 5,000 miles away, an ethics watchdog alleged on Monday. The company, Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers LLC, was formed in late November, according to corporate records in Hawaii. Just over a month later, on …

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POLL: Susan Collins Underwater Against Generic Dem

Just in from Public Policy Polling: PPP’s newest Maine poll finds that Susan Collins is in trouble for reelection…and that she’s likely to find herself in more trouble no matter what side of impeachment she comes down on. Collins is unpopular, with only 35% of voters approving of the job she’s doing to 50% who disapprove. She trails a generic …

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Warren Campaign Backs Effort To Unseat Susan Collins

Bloomberg reports: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is increasing her campaign organizing in Maine, throwing her weight behind an effort to unseat Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican. Warren’s campaign said it was focusing its resources on keeping the House and taking back the Senate, including in “Maine, which has a competitive Senate race, and Georgia, where there will be …

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MAINE: Anti-Vax Nutbags Qualify For Ballot Measure

The Bangor Daily News reports: Members of Mainers for Health and Parental Rights, the group opposing the vaccine law passed this year by the Democratic-led Legislature, were in Augusta on Wednesday to turn in 78,000 valid signatures — more than the 63,000 signatures required to suspend the law and put the people’s veto challenge on the ballot — to Secretary …

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Susan Collins May Not Run For Reelection Because Of Divisiveness And “Unceasing Attacks By Dark Money”

Bloomberg reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told Bloomberg she has not decided whether to run for reelection, suggesting “dark money groups” have hurt her chances. “The divisiveness of our country and the unceasing attacks by dark money groups in Maine have clearly had an impact,” Collins said Thursday. “But I believe that once Mainers really focus on the race and …

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Maine Becomes 17th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Bangor’s NBC News affiliate reports: Maine’s governor, Janet Mills, put her support behind a bill to ban so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, signing it into law Wednesday. The bill, LD 1025, advanced in Maine’s House and Senate in early May and has held bipartisan support before it reached Gov. Mills for her signature on May 29. Several lawmakers turned …

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MAINE: First State To Ban Styrofoam Food Containers

Vox reports: Maine just became the first state to ban Styrofoam food containers. The bill, which was signed into law today and goes into effect in January 2021, prohibits convenience stores, restaurants, grocery stores, farm stands, and coffee shops from using containers made of polystyrene, which is more commonly referred to as Styrofoam. “Polystyrene cannot be recycled like a lot …

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Woman Arrested For “Anthrax” Threat To Susan Collins

The Portland Press Herald reports: Federal prosecutors charged a Burlington woman with mailing a threatening letter containing a white powder to the Bangor home of Sen. Susan Collins. Suzanne E. Muscara, 37, faces one count of mailing a threatening communication, and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. She is expected to make her …

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Paul LePage: Dems Get Most Of Their Money From Jews

Politico reports: A Republican former governor of Maine claimed Monday the Democratic Party’s “money comes from” Jewish donors “for the most part” — escalating a recent spate of rhetoric from elected officials and media figures that has been widely criticized as bigoted. Paul LePage, who left the Augusta governor’s mansion in January after two terms in office, made the remarks …

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Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage: If The Electoral College Is Abolished, White People Will No Longer Have A Voice

The Hill reports: Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Thursday that eliminating the Electoral College and electing a president based on the national popular vote would thwart the voice of white people. “Actually, what would happen if they do what they say they’re going to, white people will not have anything to say,” LePage, who served as governor from …

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