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  • Maine Rep Switches From Dem To republican

    11/13/2010 7:00:00 AM PST · by paul in cape · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 11-13-10 | Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff
    In a sign of things to come, perhaps the first in a wave of Democrats across the country to switch to Republican has begun. (OK maybe not the first, but you get the idea).PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Democratic legislator from Aroostook County has announced that he has switched his affiliation to the Republican Party. Michael Willette of Presque Isle, who was elected to a second term in the Legislature on Nov. 2 as a Democrat, told the Bangor Daily News on Friday that he has labored over his decision to switch since he couldn’t convince himself to support a...
  • Maine goes red

    11/03/2010 9:00:17 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 42 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 11/03/10 | vanity
    Local TV station calling it for Paul Lepage
  • Another Stunner - GOP Takes Maine Gov, House And Senate

    11/03/2010 5:56:26 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 60 replies
    Portland Press Herald, Maine | 11-3-10 | various
    For the first time in decades, the GOP wrestled control of the Governorship, the State Senate AND the State House away from the Democrats. Pretty amazing.
  • In Maine, Both Cong. Districts Going Repub!!

    10/30/2010 6:25:00 AM PDT · by paul in cape · 20 replies
    Unbelievably, Maine's 2nd Dist, once safely in Dem's column, is now tied, and in the 1st, Scontras now has a 4 point lead over jet-setter Pelosi-clone Chellie Pingree!
  • Maine Governor: LePage (R) 39%, Mitchell (D) 31%, Cutler (I) 15%

    07/19/2010 5:02:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 19, 2010
    Both the Republican and Democratic nominees have lost some support from voters this month in Maine’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Republican candidate Paul LePage receiving 39% of the vote, while Democrat Libby Mitchell picks up 31%. Democrat-turned-independent Eliot Cutler now earns 15% support. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate, and 12% are undecided at this point. In Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the race last month, LePage led his opponents with 43% support, while Mitchell picked up 36%. Cutler only earned seven percent (7%) of the vote at that time.
  • Election 2010: Maine Governor (Maine too, wow)

    06/12/2010 5:38:03 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 5 replies · 384+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, June 11, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Republican Paul LePage is the top vote getter in the race for governor of Maine following the winnowing down of the crowded contest in Tuesday’s primaries. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race finds LePage earning the support of 43% of Likely Voters in the state, while Democrat Libby Mitchell picks up 36% of the vote. Democrat-turned-independent Eliot Cutler trails with seven percent (7%). Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.
  • Freep this Poll! (Will the tea party movement influence the elections in Maine?)

    06/06/2010 3:42:26 AM PDT · by DeusExMachina05 · 13 replies · 549+ views
    http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/145161.html Will the tea party movement influence elections in Maine? Yes No
  • Maine Republican Party Delegates Shock Establishment by Adopting Tea Party Platform

    05/09/2010 1:15:35 PM PDT · by tonyome · 162 replies · 6,371+ views
    Maine Sunday Telegram ^ | 05/09/2010 | Matt Wickenheiser
    Tea party activists said there were at least 100 convention delegates from one group, the Maine Patriots, as well as an unknown number from another group, Maine Refounders. Support for the new platform was fairly overwhelming, well beyond what could be attributed to the tea party alone. Efforts to table it were stomped, and it passed handily.
  • Maine GOP Primary Governor Poll

    01/17/2010 6:29:24 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 2 replies · 879+ views
    Pine Tree Politics ^ | 1/17/10 | Self
    Hey Mainiacs - There are now 7 contenders for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Maine. The most recent is Steve Abbott, 12 year chief-of-staff (i.e. DC insider RINO hack) for Suzie Collins. Virtually all are RINOs with the stark exception of Paul LePage - a solid conservative, businessman and mayor (3rd term) of Waterville.Pine Tree Politics is running a poll through the 20th and if you are a Mainer please go to their site and vote. The link above should take you to somewhere on the poll page. If not, go to their home page http://www.pinetreepolitics.com and look on the...
  • Steve Abbott (RINO Hack Insider) Announces Run for Governor of Maine

    01/14/2010 12:18:23 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 5 replies · 377+ views
    Steve Abbott for Governor ^ | 1/13/10 | Steve Abbott
    An already crowded field in this year's race for governor got even larger on Tuesday. Steve Abbott, who spent the last 12 years as chief of staff for Senator Susan Collins, threw his hat into the ring, joining six other republicans. Abbott, who grew up in Orono and now lives in Portland, says the state needs to get a handle on spending. One of the first things he'd do in office is order an audit of all state government spending.
  • Democrats garner more money than Republicans (Trial Lawyers, NEA, Wall Street leads the pack)

    08/10/2009 9:21:13 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 5 replies · 1,202+ views
    http://www.sunjournal.com ^ | Jun 09, 2006 | By David Farmer,Staff Writer
    LEWISTON - Maine's Democratic Party rode several large donations to a healthy fundraising advantage over Republicans early in this election year. In financial disclosure forms filed Wednesday, Democrats reported raising more than $199,000, compared to $105,000 by Republicans for the period between April 1 and June 1. Reports from candidates, political action committees and parties were all due Wednesday. Large donations - several from out-of-state interests - accounted for the vast majority of the Democrats' fundraising. Of the $199,000 total, $179,000 came from contributions of $5,000 or more. The Republican Party reported just seven contributions of more than $2,000, accounting...
  • Maine's gay marriage law in peril

    07/08/2009 7:43:56 PM PDT · by mirkwood · 13 replies · 609+ views
    Just saw on the local news. We now have the amount of signatures to repeal this gay law. I am amazed it was this fast. It will be voted out by this state in November. The dems that pushed this will be hemmin and hawwin.