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Maine (GOP Club)

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  • Scott Hamann's anti-Trump rant gets him tossed off legislative committees (Maine Democrat)

    07/14/2017 10:43:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Maine Sun Journal ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jake Bleiberg, Bangor Daily News
    PORTLAND — Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has been removed from two legislative committees because of statements he made online that suggested he would harm President Donald Trump if he got close enough. Three days after images of a profane Facebook post that Hamann wrote began to circulate online, House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, said she has removed Hamann from his seats on the Health and Human Services Committee and the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee. In the post, Hamann, 36, called the president a “joke,” a “rapist” and a criminal, seethed against his supporters and Republicans more generally and said...
  • Maine state rep suggests in Facebook rant he would harm Trump

    07/12/2017 10:46:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | July 12, 2017 | Jake Blieberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has said he regrets a Facebook rant in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if given the chance. “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p—y,” Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. A screenshot of the post, in which Hamann writes that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and seethes against the president, his supporters and Republicans more generally, was widely circulated on social media beginning Tuesday evening. Hamann did not respond to repeated...
  • Trump to campaign Oct. 15 in Bangor, following Maine visit by son and daughter-in-law

    10/06/2016 4:41:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | October 6, 2016 | Scott Thistle
    The Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to appear at Bangor's Cross Insurance Center at 3 p.m. on that Saturday. TURNER — Donald Trump’s son and daughter-in-law touted the presidential candidate’s promises to create jobs and strengthen economic growth while defending U.S. interests abroad during an hourlong visit Thursday to a Maine apple orchard decked out for fall tourists with a petting zoo and a mini-golf course. On Thursday evening, the campaign announced that Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in Bangor on Oct. 15. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center. Lara Yunaska Trump...
  • New Poll Has Trump Tied In...Maine?

    09/20/2016 4:55:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 20, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    "Yeah, I think Maine will be a toss-up state this year," said nobody ever.* As if anyone needed proof that the 2016 election is absolutely bizarre, please see this new Maine People's Resource Center (a liberal think tank) poll that has Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton tied with 37 percent of the vote each. This is a slight improvement from a poll from last week that had Trump within the margin of error behind Clinton. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polled at 11 percent, and Green candidate Jill Stein came in at five. In Maine's 2nd congressional district, Trump has a...
  • In Maine, Clinton, Trump are in a Tight Race (Trump within 3)

    09/13/2016 6:38:59 PM PDT · by LS · 31 replies
    Boston Globe/Survey USA ^ | 9/13/2016 | James Pindell
    Of all the states once seen as clearly in Hillary Clinton’s column, a new survey identifies the one perhaps most likely to tip to Donald Trump — and that state is Maine. A Colby College-Boston Globe poll released Tuesday shows the presidential race in Maine is now within the margin of error, with Clinton leading Trump, 42 percent to 39 percent. Also significant: The poll of likely voters, conducted last week by SurveyUSA, showed only a small portion of respondents, 5 percent, remain undecided less than eight weeks before Election Day. Trump’s ascendancy in Maine is largely due to his...
  • Polls: Trump Threatens to Flip New Jersey, Rhode Island; Clinton Leads in New England States

    09/07/2016 2:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    The highly accurate Emerson College Poll Emerson College Polling University finds Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump in Deep Blue New England, but will be forced to defend New Jersey and Rhode Island. Among Independents, Mr. Trump leads Mrs. Clinton in Rhode Island (+20), Massachusetts (+8) and New Jersey (+4 points), while she holds the edge in Vermont (+22 points), Maine (+12), Connecticut (+9) and New Hampshire (+2). As Figure 1 depicts, Mrs. Clinton’s lead over Mr. Trump ranges from a high of 21 points in Vermont (47% to 26%) to a low of just 3% in Rhode Island...
  • Donald Trump Coming to Portland's Merrill Auditorium (Maine)

    08/01/2016 10:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Maine Public Broadcasting ^ | August 1, 2016 | Steve Mistler
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump will make his third stop in Maine when he holds a town hall meeting in Portland on Thursday. The real estate mogul and television personality is continuing to target the Pine Tree State as his campaign attempts to find a favorable path in the Electoral College map. So far, national pundits have predicted a difficult road because his rival Hillary Clinton has shown appeal in voting blocs that traditionally turn out in presidential elections. However, Trump is still hoping to court disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters who flocked to the Vermont senator’s criticism of foreign trade...
  • Maine Republican Caucus Live Results: Cruz Takes Surprising Lead Over Trump

    03/05/2016 4:01:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | March 5, 2016 | Feroze Dhanoa
    Republican voters in Maine are gathering Saturday to participate in the presidential nominating caucus where pundits picked Donald Trump to win riding on the momentum he picked up on Super Tuesday and the endorsement from Maine Gov. Paul LePage. While there is a lack of polling for Saturday's elections, the results could be unpredictable as both Trump and Clinton have been weaker in caucus states that in primary states, as reported by the New York Times. Results from Saturday's caucus will be announced by the party in Lewiston at 7 p.m. Unofficial results from Maine show Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • BREAKING: @Governor_LePage endorses @realDonaldTrump.

    02/26/2016 3:23:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:36 PM - 26 Feb 2016 | Follow Michael Shepherd
    Bangor Daily News ‏@bangordailynews 1h1 hour ago BREAKING: LePage, Christie endorse @realDonaldTrump for president http://bdn.to/xzxr #mepolitics Michael Shepherd ‏@mikeshepherdME 2h2 hours ago LePage calls Rubio and Cruz "two of the people who create the gridlock" in Washington. #mepolitics 23 retweets 14 likes
  • Ben Jealous argues for Bernie Sanders

    02/25/2016 1:41:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 22, 2016
    There has been some confusion about statements made by Ben Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, on his February 10 appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show. Here is the video clip and text transcript of that night's appearance. MADDOW: In the Democratic presidential field, as the two Democratic candidates are about to leave states where the electorate was 91 percent and 93 percent white respectively, they're headed into much more diverse states. The Democratic candidates now are fighting tooth and nail not only to try to appeal to minority voters and specifically to African-American Democratic voters, they are...
  • Massive Crowd of 7,000-8,000 Show Up For Bernie Sanders Q&A In Portland, Maine

    07/06/2015 9:12:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jason Easley
    A scheduled Q&A quickly turned into a political rally as 7,000-8,000+ show up for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ event in Portland, Maine. Here is a shot of the crowd: Mario Moretto of the Bangor Daily News reported that the crowd was estimated to be 7,000 with more people coming in....
  • Democratic Rep: This Kaci Hickox dustup is just like the Terri Schiavo case

    10/30/2014 1:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    This clip confirms the extent to which condescension on the left has replaced efforts to convince those skeptical of the medical community’s assessment of Ebola’s communicability of their error. In an appearance on CNN on Thursday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) sought to assure the viewing audience that everyone (including, presumably, the Democratic governors of California, New Hampshire, and New York) is overreacting to the threat of Ebola. When probed by anchor Carol Costello as to why the president’s freshly appointed “Ebola Czar,” Ron Klain, has not come out publicly and assured the nation that there is no medical need to...
  • David Shribman: The muddled midterm elections of 2014 (World-class malarkey)

    10/11/2014 9:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Bemidji Pioneer ^ | October 11, 2014 | David M. Shribman, executive editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    WATERVILLE, Maine — With three weeks remaining before the critical midterm congressional elections, the character of American politics for the next two years and for the presidential campaign that will begin in earnest next month is unusually uncertain. In fact, the contours of our national civic life are more undefined than they have been since the overtime election of 2000 — a period of ambiguity no one is eager to repeat. So, as the election nears, the American political landscape can be described as a combination of enthusiasm and ennui that defies clear definition. In fact, enthusiasm and ennui are...
  • Texas senator wins unofficial straw poll for president at Penobscot County caucus

    02/09/2014 2:22:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | February 9, 2014 | Judy Harrison
    BANGOR, Maine – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday won an unofficial straw poll to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee at the Penobscot County Republican caucus at Husson University. Administered by the Maine Republican Liberty Caucus, caucus attendees paid $1 for a ballot that listed 20 potential GOP presidential candidates’ names plus room for write-ins, according to Maine RLC State Chair Vic Berardelli. Balloters were asked to mark their first, second and third choice. Points were weighted at five points for a first place vote, three points for second and one point for a third place vote....
  • Sen. Collins Wants Same-Sex Partners to Be Brought over Border

    02/15/2013 1:11:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 14, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is the first Republican supporter of a bill that would allow U.S. citizens to bring their foreign same-sex partners to the country for legal residency. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Collins (R-Maine) will introduce the bill, which Leahy has introduced every year since 2003 and insisted should be part of any immigration reform deal. “More than two dozen countries recognize same-sex couples for immigration purposes,” Collins said. “This important civil rights legislation would help prevent committed, loving families from being forced to choose between leaving their family or leaving their country.” Leahy said...
  • Ron Paul and Tea Party supporters rally before Republican National Convention

    08/27/2012 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2012-08-27 | Patton@Bastogne
    . NBC News : Free Republic's Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" at the Tampa 2012 GOP Convention ... Patton@Bastogne calls-out Myth Romney as a "Pathelogical Political Liar" in Tampa ...(click) Internet Link: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbcnews.com/48798495 .
  • Maine Gov To Able-Bodied Unemployed: "Get Off The Couch And Get Yourself A Job"

    05/08/2012 7:32:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 8, 2012
    (VIDEO AT LINK) "Maine’s welfare program is cannibalizing the rest of state government. To all you able-bodied people out there get off the couch and get yourself a job," Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) said at the state Republican convention this past weekend....
  • Five Republicans join Senate race; Michaud, Raye stick to House race

    03/04/2012 9:14:33 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | March 2, 2012 | Eric Russell
    After Democrats threw their biggest names into the mix for Olympia Snowe’s soon-to-be vacated U.S. Senate seat earlier this week, Republicans were the newsmakers on Friday. Five members of the GOP took out petitions for a Senate run, joining previously declared Republican candidate Scott D’Amboise in the race. Secretary of State Charlie Summers became the first Republican to take out petitions after Snowe announced Tuesday that she would not seek a fourth term. Treasurer Bruce Poliquin followed close behind Friday afternoon, then former Maine Senate President Rick Bennett and state Sen. Debra Plowman. Attorney General William Schneider joined the race...
  • Is Snowe’s Retirement a Blow to LGBT-Friendly Republicans?

    03/04/2012 2:44:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Edge ^ | March 2, 2012 | Michael K. Lavers, National News Editor
    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe’s announcement on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election after more than three decades on Capitol Hill certainly sent shockwaves across Washington, D.C. What does it exactly mean to LGBT-friendly Republicans? Snowe is among the six Republicans in the U.S. Senate who voted for a bill that repealed the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers. She is also a co-sponsor of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vast majority of her Republican colleagues were obviously unwilling to meet her in the middle on these issues. "As I enter a new chapter, I see a...
  • Ron Paul Is Secretly Taking Over The GOP — And It's Driving People Insane (Maine)

    02/16/2012 8:34:06 AM PST · by opentalk · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 15, 2012 | Grace Wyler
    By now, it is clear that the Maine caucuses were a complete mess. Evidence is mounting that Mitt Romney's 194-vote victory over Ron Paul was prematurely announced, if not totally wrong. Washington County canceled their caucus on Saturday on account of three inches of snow (hardly a blizzard by Maine standards), and other towns that scheduled their caucuses for this week have been left out of the vote count. Now, it looks like caucuses that did take place before Feb. 11 have also been left out of final tally. As the full extent of the chaos unfolds, sources close to...