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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.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010, 12:58 pm

Maine Tea Party movement brushes Amy Hale scuffle under the rug

There is trouble brewing, or maybe steeping, in Maine’s Tea Party crowd. And they don’t want anyone knowing about it.

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?

Friday, July 16th, 2010, 1:20 pm

Psst … he’s here.

Obama arrived at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor airport around 12:25 Friday, and headed to Mount Desert Island in a presidential motorcade. There are a few photos up around the Web. Here is some info about how Maine news organizations are covering the First Family’s visit.

Monday, July 12th, 2010, 12:14 pm

In The Know: LePage’s alcoholic dad, same-sex marriage and education reform

It’s been a crazy weekend here on the Midcoast, with the North Atlantic Blues Festival bringing tons of people into town and closing down Main Street, resulting in cars, trucks and vans parked in every miniscule open bit of pavement …

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010, 1:04 pm

Eliot Cutler featured in USA Today

“One of the things we’re seeing this year is a voter revolt against the extremes in both parties and a desire to find candidates who can be elected from the middle and who can govern from the middle,” Cutler told USA Today.

Monday, July 5th, 2010, 7:12 pm

Unenrolled voters flock to GOP during primary season

Speaking with the Maine Observer after Paul LePage stormed the Republican field to win the primary, long-time Maine politician and one-time candidate for governor Peter Mills predicted that thousands of unenrolled voters had joined the Republican Party on Election Day …

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 23rd, 2010, 11:29 am

Endorsement season is on

We’re officially in endorsement season, folks. It can often seem like just so much political theater (no one will be surprised when the Chamber of Commerce supports the Republican candidate), but endorsements do carry consequences in elections. They mean money, …

Thursday, June 17th, 2010, 11:28 am

Stephen King supports Mitchell for governor

Analysis of yesterday’s Maine statewide governor’s race extravaganza coming up, but first the latest campaign endorsement: The AP reports that bestselling author and spooky Bangor native Stephen King endorsed Libby Mitchell for governor while at a Democratic Party fundraiser in …