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Maine GOP Senate Candidate Projected To Lose

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Maine Republican Senate candidate Charlie Summers was projected to fall in the bid for Sen. Olympia Snowe's vacant seat, according the Associated Pres...

Cynthia Dill Projected To Fall Short In Maine

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Maine Democratic Senate candidate Cynthia Dill was projected to lose in a three-way race for the seat vacated by retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R), acco...

Angus King Projected Winner Of Maine Senate Race

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Angus King, an independent candidate, was projected the winner of the Maine Senate race to fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Olympia Snow...

Presidential & Senate Races Have All Eyes On Maine Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

In the Maine election on Tuesday, the presidential contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won't be the only race in the national spotlight. O...

Control Of Senate Could Come Down To Huge Unknown

AP | ANDREW MIGA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Add this to your set of Election Day unknowns: Control of the United States Senate could conceivably come down to an independent candida...

Rove Group Going To Once-Safe GOP Territory

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-leaning outside group is investing in Nebraska's suddenly tighter Senate race, looking to shore up Republican Deb Fischer a...

Dems Senate Hopes Are High Here

AP | ANDREW MIGA and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are counting on their New England friends to help them pick up Republican-held Senate seats on Nov. 6 and construct a bar...

Paul Blumenthal

Bloomberg Jumps Into Super PAC Game | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he is forming a super PAC to spend between $10 and $15 million on elec...

Rove Group Attacking Independent

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensing an opportunity to keep Maine's Senate seat in Republican hands, a super PAC started by GOP strategist Karl Rove is airing televi...

Welcoming (Some) New England Liberals Back Into the GOP

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

In the 44 non-New England states only two independents -- Charlie Crist in Florida and Jesse Ventura in Minnesota -- hold significant statewide office in the recent past. So what's in the water in New England?

Candidates Dodge Tough Questions On Prickly Issues

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Curious what Virginia Republican Senate candidate George Allen thinks about his own party's law that forces women seeking abortions...

'Holy Catfish': Maine Residents React To Senate Surprise

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine has always been proud of the commodities it claims as homegrown, among them Stephen King, L.L. Bean, lobster, and a host...

Maine Women Flex Voting Muscle in Key U.S. Senatorial Race

Kathie McClure | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Kathie McClure

Unlike poor Jim Lehrer in the Obama-Romney debate, moderator Anne Schink brooked no misbehavior from five candidates vying for Olympia Snowe's open Senate seat at the Maine Women's Policy Center's Forum on issues affecting Maine's women and girls.

Independent Roils Vital Senate Race

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

BATH, Maine -- With his wispy gray-blond hair and moustache, independent Senate candidate Angus King is a familiar face to the Bath Iron Works shipyar...

Amanda Terkel

Politics Turned Upside-Down In Maine's Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No Senate race this election cycle is more confusing than Maine's. With Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) retiring, three candidates -- In...

Jason Linkins

Angus King's Weird Stance On Caucusing Is Costing Him Votes In The Maine Senate Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

When Angus King jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Maine to replace the retiring Olympia Snowe, he rode a wave of popularity and goodwill from Mainer...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney's U.K. Vacation And Our Pretty Vacant Politics: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For July 20, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

By now, you've probably heard that Mitt Romney has spent a day in the U.K., where he failed rather miserably at carrying the Star Spangled Banner, making a series of gaffes and blunders that rivaled "The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret," and which earned brickbats from British Prime Minister David Cameron and London's Tory mayor and Chris Matthews doppelganger Boris Johnson, who delighted a cheering crowd by referring to him as "a guy called Mitt Romney." But, hey, President George W. Bush and Tony Blair went all-in for a stupid, costly war in Iraq, so, you know ... there are degrees to this sort of trans-Atlantic incompetence.

GOP Touts Maine Democrat

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

The GOP's Senate campaign committee took the unusual step Thursday of touting the press release of a Democrat. In this case, it was a statement by ...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Angus King Will Determine The Fate Of America | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Nate Silver has taken a look across the great pollscape of American politics and has some good news for Democrats -- their odds of keeping control of ...

Fierce Battle Ahead For Senate Control

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Divisive Republican primaries, an out-of-nowhere GOP retirement in Maine and an unexpectedly competitive race in North Dakota add u...

In Race for US Senate in Maine, Record, not Gender, Matters Most to Women

Cynthia Dill | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

While you certainly don't have to be a woman to support women's rights, you do have to have a record of increasing the financial security of women and their families.

Olympia Snowe War Chest May Not Go To Next Republican Nominee

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

According to a report in the Kennebec Journal, outgoing Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) may be using her campaign cash to aid candidates of her choice ra...

Snowe Replacement Faces Problem

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Independent Senate candidate Angus King of Maine has a woman problem. He's not one. The popular former governor is the undis...

Senate Candidate Leaves People Guessing

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Angus King is keeping people guessing whether he would side with Democrats or Republicans as a U.S. senator. But Maine's former t...

Maine Senate Candidate Pushed To Pick A Party

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Angus King, the former governor of Maine who is running for Senate as an independent, is being pressured to announce which party he would caucus with ...