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Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

Some in GOP fed up with Maine’s bombastic governor

| June 27, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s bombastic leadership style long ago alienated Democrats. Now even some in his own party are fed up, saying his high-profile antics have squandered his political capital. Critics say his decision to retreat to his office and issue a flurry of vetoes shows a lack of leadership and […]

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Poliquin Brushes Off Criticism

Poliquin Brushes Off Criticism

| February 6, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is brushing off criticism he’s getting from some conservatives for not voting to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. Poliquin was one of three Republicans in the House to vote this week against repealing the law. The freshman congressman says he opposes it but believes a […]

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Parties Make Final Push for Legislative Candidates

Parties Make Final Push for Legislative Candidates

| July 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Democrats and Republicans are making a last-minute drive to find candidates willing to run this November for the state House and Senate. Monday was the last day that candidates could withdraw and still be replaced on the ballot. Overall, 50 House and Senate candidates withdrew from their races after the […]

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GOP Launches Welfare Attack on Political Foes

GOP Launches Welfare Attack on Political Foes

| June 18, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Republicans are launching what’s expected to be a continued push against Democratic legislative candidates this campaign season for their opposition to measures overhauling the state’s welfare programs. A new website the GOP announced on Wednesday slams several incumbent Democratic candidates for their votes last session on proposals including limiting where […]

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Collins a Likely ‘No’ on Minimum Wage

Collins a Likely ‘No’ on Minimum Wage

| April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she expects to oppose the Democratic effort to raise the federal minimum wage, all but dooming the election-year proposal. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on the measure. It would gradually raise today’s $7.25 hourly minimum to $10.10 over 30 months. The long-shot measure needs […]

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