Angus King endorses Janet Mills’ reelection campaign At a press conference on Friday, Sen. Angus King commended the way that Gov. Janet Mills had handled the COVID-19 pandemic. by Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public September 30, 2022September 30, 2022 Janet Mills wants no changes to Maine’s abortion laws by Michael Shepherd September 30, 2022September 30, 2022 Paul LePage agreed with sportsman’s group on key issues before criticizing it by Michael Shepherd September 29, 2022September 30, 2022 How to read improving polls for Democrats in Maine’s big races by Michael Shepherd September 29, 2022September 29, 2022 Hawaii man pleads guilty in scheme that funneled contributions to Susan Collins’ 2020 campaign by Leela Stockley Indigent legal defense commission asks lawmakers to approve $13M for ‘emergency’ situation by Kevin Miller, Maine Public Portland denies sudden encampment clearing was due to Paul LePage event by Michael Shepherd Paul LePage revives detox plan and rails against Janet Mills on opioid crisis by Michael Shepherd NATIONAL POLITICS Mitch McConnell backs Susan Collins’ post-Jan. 6 electoral overhaul September 27, 2022September 27, 2022 Jan. 6 panel delays hearing as Hurricane Ian aims at Florida September 27, 2022September 27, 2022 Kevin McCarthy unveils GOP’s midterm agenda in Pennsylvania September 23, 2022September 23, 2022 Trump allies create a new super PAC called MAGA Inc. September 23, 2022September 23, 2022 Donald Trump’s legal woes mount without protection of presidency September 23, 2022September 23, 2022 A frustrated Mitch McConnell wants to keep focus on inflation, not culture wars September 20, 2022September 20, 2022 Janet Mills is leading in polls and fundraising, but her party is cautious We’re still 40 days from the November election, but the past week has been a good one for Gov. Janet Mills in her race against former Gov. Paul LePage. Bruce Poliquin takes ‘America First’ line in lone debate with Jared Golden Former U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin burnished “America first” credentials in the only head-to-head debate with Rep. Jared Golden in their race in Maine’s swing 2nd District on Tuesday. Janet Mills widens money lead on Paul LePage entering campaign’s last stretch Gov. Janet Mills widened her fundraising lead on former Gov. Paul LePage down the homestretch of their race, bringing in more than double his haul since mid-July. Paul LePage clashes with farmers after calling Maine’s milk prices too high Former Gov. Paul LePage sparred with a small group of farmers at an agricultural forum on Tuesday, saying farms were not as productive as they could be and prices are too high. In solo debate appearance, congressional candidate Tiffany Bond says US should legalize abortion Monday’s event was the first of three live forums co-hosted by Maine Public and the Portland Press Herald. 2 Ellsworth city councilors won’t seek reelection in November Marc Blanchette and Michelle Kaplan did not turn in candidacy papers at City Hall by the 5 p.m. deadline on Monday. Bruce Poliquin hits Jared Golden for 2020 donation from ‘Seafood Watch’ CEO This attack is part of a 2022 Republicans campaign theme of using ties between Democrats and environmental groups to try to elucidate differences on lobster policy. What the last debates between Jared Golden and Bruce Poliquin tell us about 2022 We took a look at some of the key debate themes from 2018 and how some will carry through to this election. GOP dominates on No. 1 issue facing Mainers but struggle in recent polls The economy is the top issue on Republican voters’ minds this election cycle, taking precedent over “threats to democracy” and abortion. Meet the longshots who could play major roles in Maine’s top elections Two independents, Sam Hunkler and Tiffany Bond, argue they are set far apart from the party actors they are running against. Angus King prods military to act faster on PFAS cleanup Nearly 700 military installations across the country, including several in Maine, have known or suspected PFAS contamination. A Maine police agency wanted to carry an overdose antidote. Paul LePage said no. The Maine Marine Patrol in June 2018 pushed to enact guidelines for Narcan use, but then-Gov. Paul LePage wasn’t supportive. Paul LePage and his wife are still getting a Florida property tax break The LePages are set to save $8,500 in total taxes by carrying exemptions from 2009 to 2015 and from 2018 through this year. Latest poll shows Janet Mills further ahead of Paul LePage Gov. Janet Mills led former Gov. Paul LePage by the widest margin yet in their high-profile November race, according to a poll released Friday. Strong Portland mayor could shake up Maine political system Progressives in Portland have been on a winning streak since 2020, when five out of six referendums on the city ballot passed on issues including the minimum wage and rent control. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.