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Maine GOP Begins Caucusing Saturday (1/28)
Frontloading HQ ^ | 01/25//2012

Posted on 01/25/2012 9:53:46 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT

As it turns out, Maine Republicans in a few towns will caucus this Saturday (January 28). The original plan I spoke with the Maine Republican Party about back in September revolved around the idea of holding caucuses within a window from February 4 and February 11 with a big reveal on that final date. That is still mostly true as most of the caucus venues will hold party meetings within that window. However, there are a few caucuses that branch out quite far from those two bookend dates. The collective caucus Lincoln, Lowell, Burlington, Chester, Enfield, Winn and Howland will take place the Saturday ...

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TOPICS: Maine; Campaign News
KEYWORDS: 2012; caucus; fla; florida; gingrich; maine; mainecaucus; me; newt; nv; romney; santorum
The official calendar shows Maine caucuses beginning on 2/4, but they really begin on 1/28. Ping me if you think you can help in any way, such as phoning from home. The results of the first few days could possibly make the news in Florida.
1 posted on 01/25/2012 9:53:52 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT
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To: campaignPete R-CT

The ron-Paulistas and Romneyites are on top of things in Maine. Will conservatives participate?

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?355241-Maine-caucuses-start-this-wknd-(not-feb-4th)

“I know lots of Ron Paul supporters in New Hampshire that are going to be traveling to Maine on Saturday to help Ron Paul out.”


2 posted on 01/25/2012 9:56:42 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

http://www.mainegop.com/2012/01/maine-g-o-p-2012-caucus-information/

schedule


3 posted on 01/25/2012 9:59:14 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

partial NEWT ping


4 posted on 01/25/2012 10:03:17 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: BlackElk; nutmeg; RaceBannon; Dr. Sivana; mojo114; GOPsterinMA; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Maine weekend ping


5 posted on 01/25/2012 10:07:08 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Someone tell Newt’s campaign!


6 posted on 01/26/2012 2:44:09 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Maybe post on the Maine FReeper page?


7 posted on 01/26/2012 2:45:05 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I would like to. I think I need to find a Maine person as they are the only ones who can post there.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 3:45:37 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; hoosiermama

I can’t think of a screen name, can you?


9 posted on 01/26/2012 3:51:45 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

here is 2 pages of Maine freepers

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/profiles2?m=member-list;location=67


10 posted on 01/26/2012 4:03:38 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: onyx; maine-iac7; campaignPete R-CT

How about Maine-iac7


11 posted on 01/26/2012 5:43:14 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: campaignPete R-CT; MS.BEHAVIN

ASK MS.BEHAVIN to post the information.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 6:02:05 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: hoosiermama; maine-iac7

I couldn’t rememer the spelling of the screen name...LOL.

maine-iac7 = Maine resident?


13 posted on 01/26/2012 6:03:30 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: hoosiermama

I need to get some sleep now: making typos. Awoke at 2:30AM.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 6:04:32 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

For my fellow Mainers;

Read my tag.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 6:06:00 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: maine yankee; maine-iac7; MS.BEHAVIN

can one of y’all post this info in the Maine page?

maybe cut and paste the article above with the link to this thread? Is there a Maine ping list?


16 posted on 01/26/2012 8:40:14 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; onyx

Ms. Behavin:
is anyone participatin in the caucus?
Can we post this on the Maine page or perhaps post the caucus schedule?


17 posted on 01/26/2012 3:28:11 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I posted it on the Maine boards for you!
;0)


18 posted on 01/26/2012 9:33:02 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I didn’t know they voted over the course of an entire week. Weird.

What’s your prediction? Easy Romney?

IIRC in 2000 Maine was the only New England state to vote for Bush over McCain.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 5:35:16 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Very weird.

I can’t make a prediction.

2000: NH went for GWB.


20 posted on 01/27/2012 6:08:31 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican

I meant for Bush in the primaries, NH went for McCain by a wide margin. Maine (caucuses not primary) went to Bush. Vermont, MA and RI were huge for McCain. CT was the closest, McCain edged Bush in the state of his birth by 2 or 3 points.

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?f=1&year=2000&elect=2


21 posted on 01/27/2012 6:13:32 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

In 2000, Bush beat McCain in Maine, but it was a primary back then (as your link to Dave Leip makes clear).

McCain beat Bush in the NH primary 48%-30%, but Bush beat Gore in the general by a little over 1% to get the state’s 4 EVs and win the presidency.

Yes, George W. Bush was born in New Haven while his dad was attendeing Yale, but moved to Texas as a small child. Since 1980, the only person elected to the presidency who had lived at least half his life in the state of his birth was Bill Clinton.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 7:21:00 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Clintonfatigued; randita; campaignPete R-CT
" but it was a primary back then"

Doh!

Since 1980, the only person elected to the presidency who had lived at least half his life in the state of his birth was Bill Clinton.

Yes, it's striking how many have ties to multiple states. Even earlier in our history many a President was born in one state and mostly lived as an adult in another.

Newt, born and raised I think in PA, lived in Georgia most of his adult life, now lives in VA though he told the debate audience last night he was "from the neighboring state of Georgia". Mitt, tied to Michigan, MA, Utah and NH where he probably settled after his Governorship solely to suck up to the primary voters or to escape paying his own fines in MA.

Santorum was born in VA. Ron Paul, born and raised in Allegheny County PA!

Perry was the only one who was elected in the state of his birth.

Oh and Buddy Roemer too. :D

23 posted on 01/27/2012 7:50:43 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Was Santorum born in VA or WV? IIRC he lived in WV as a child and in the Pittsburgh are starting at around age 12.


24 posted on 01/27/2012 8:21:03 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Wikipedia lists his place of birth as Winchester, Virginia. An independent city that is never the less the county seat of Frederick County. (Local government in VA and MD both seem weird to me.)

He was then raised in Berkeley County WV some 25 miles away from there and then Butler County PA. Then it says he finished HS in Lake County IL after his psychologist dad and nurse mom went to work at Great Lakes Naval Station.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 8:38:40 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican

predictions? I predict MILT & ronPaul get 95% of the straw vote. And delegates elected.

That is why I was hoping to get some action started here with the Maine freepers. Nobody knows this thing starts tomorrow. If I start pinging Mainers, some will get annoyed wid me reel fass. (What if NEWT gets 0 votes tomorrow at the Lincoln caucus? Will it make FOXnews?)


26 posted on 01/27/2012 8:53:59 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Maine is getting some national news attention

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/campaigns/with-focus-on-sunny-florida-gop-candidate-ron-paul-braves-snowy-maine-in-hunt-for-delegates/2012/01/27/gIQAueiaVQ_story.html

ronPaul went to Bangor today, due to caucus tomorrow in Lincoln, ME ... north of Bangor.

“WATERVILLE, Maine — Ron Paul braved Maine’s snow and ice Friday in a quest to pick up delegates, vowing he and his loyal band of supporters would be a factor in the Republican nominating contest for weeks to come.

The Texas congressman attracted a packed house in Bangor despite a powerful winter storm that shuttered schools and brought traffic to a virtual standstill.”


27 posted on 01/27/2012 6:22:51 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

You may be right that Romney and Paul may grab all the delegates there. Hopefully the media won’t give the caucuses prominence even if they do run the occasional story such as this one.


28 posted on 01/28/2012 7:05:39 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

The news starved media definitely will report it. But even if Maine were to be largely ignored:

The regional media (Boston Globe, etc.) will report heavily on it, so Romney gets a boost in MA VT RI CT NY. That is a minimum.

If a caucus is held in the forest and nobody hears it, did it really happen?

It is delusional thinking that this early in the race nobody will notice that Newt and Santorum combine for 4% over the first 7 days.


29 posted on 01/28/2012 7:52:42 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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