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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

| 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

| 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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GOP Convention This Weekend

| April 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine Republican Party convention is coming up this weekend on the heels of a libertarian takeover two years ago and a platform controversy four years ago. GOP Chairman Rick Bennett – who’s made it his mission to unite the party – said the last convention was an “unmitigated disaster” that […]

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Republicans Blast Democrats on Revenue Sharing Vote

| February 4, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine Republicans are calling Democratic lawmakers’ committee vote without GOP members present an “unprecedented breach of trust.” They’re criticizing Democrats for voting late Monday in the Appropriations Committee on a bill that would restore $40 million in revenue sharing for the state’s cities and towns. No Republican committee members were present […]

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