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Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 5:41 pm

MEGOV Candidates Pick Their Parts

In the beginning of a campaign, it’s important for candidates to establish the impression they want to leave in the minds of voters. So with the primaries two months behind them, each of the five candidates for governor is busy honing his or her image. At Friday’s Island and Coastal Issues Gubernatorial Candidates Forum here on the Midcoast, the hopefuls further solidified what kind of candidate they will be during the campaign.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010, 1:56 pm

Could Paul LePage please define “creationism”?

For the past few days, stories about Paul LePage’s possible ageism have blanketed the news pages and airwaves of Vacationland. But wrapped up in AgeGate 2010 were some other remarks from LePage that are more important than whether he’s an ageist. Namely, does LePage — nominally the conservative, Christian choice for governor — know what creationism is?

Sunday, July 4th, 2010, 1:23 pm

What’s next for Rosa Scarcelli?

Scarcelli says she will use the momentum she built during the campaign to propel her through the transition into whatever comes next. So, just what is next for the newly minted politician who’s never held elected office?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, 2:58 am

LePage? Apparently.

The results of last night’s Republican primary were apparent as soon as the first returns started coming in — LePage was up from the start and never slipped into second place. He won Bangor, Lewiston-Auburn and Augusta, which was somewhat …

Monday, June 7th, 2010, 5:45 pm

A few thoughts as we head into the Primaries

Updated with a few unsurprising, but nonetheless interesting, factoids. It will be interesting to see the results of tomorrow’s primaries in Maine, as neither party seems to have a breakout candidate. Susan Cover posted some interesting numbers in today’s Kennebec …