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Maine Governor

Stephen King Demands Apology From Maine Gov

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

Stephen King is calling on Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) to "man up and apologize" for accusing the famed novelist of leaving the state to avoid paying i...

Amanda Terkel

One Of The Nation's Most Unpopular GOP Governors Wins Re-election | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) won re-election on Tuesday, despite being one of the most unpopular governors in the country. LePage won i...

Amanda Terkel

Eliot Cutler Tells Supporters To 'Vote Their Conscience' In Maine Gubernatorial Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine's Independent candidate for governor took a small step back from the race Wednesday, saying his supporters were free to vote for s...

Paul LePage: 'Worst Part Of My Life Is Newspapers Are Still Alive'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

At a time when many people are lamenting the cutbacks to state and local newspapers, Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) is cheering. In fact, he'd be happier ...

Bill Clinton Hitting The Campaign Trail For Paul LePage Challenger

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

By Dave Sherwood PORTLAND, Maine, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton will come to Maine on Tuesday to campaign for the ...

Paul LePage Embraces Candor In Re-Election Campaign

AP | By ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," ca...

Gabby Giffords Tries To Resurrect Gun Control Issue In Maine

AP | ALANNA DURKIN and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Trying to make good on a promise to make gun control a part of the midterm election debate, Gabby Giffords will visit Maine Sa...

Maine Governor Proposes State Commission To Fact-Check Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

A proposal by Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) to have the state's ethics panel fact-check campaign statements is raising concerns about possible First Amen...

Jon Ward

Govs. Paul LePage, Tom Corbett 'Too Clueless To Even Save Themselves,' Top Dem Says | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governors' races are not part of a Rubik's Cube like those in the Senate, an ever-changing puzzle with one burning question: Which party...

GOP Governor's Tough Talk Could Hurt Reelection Chances

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — Sitting in an F-35 cockpit simulator, Gov. Paul LePage joked during a photo op this month that he wanted to bomb a Portland new...

Paul LePage: Vulgar Remark Was Intended To 'Wake People Of Maine Up'

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

LePage said Friday he's sorry if anybody was offended by the sexually vulgar phrase he used Thursday in targeting state Sen. Troy Jackson when expressing frustration with the budget, which he plans to veto.

GOP Gov Backs Away From Gestapo Comment

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage is backing away from a recent comment in which he referred to the Internal Revenue Service as "the new Gesta...

Maine's Gov. LePage: The Latest Example of GOP Self-Loathing

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

He's just one of many Republicans who has risen to power while kicking to the curb those who are just like him.

Maine Moving Toward 5-Year High Schools

The Associated Press | Glenn Adams | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

AUGUSTA, Maine — Following up on a campaign promise, Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday issued an order that takes a first step toward giving more Maine st...

Maine's Governor Still Undetermined

AP | GLENN ADAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Paul LePage, a tea party-backed candidate who's promised to trim state government and make it more business-friendly...

ME-Gov: 40% LePage (R), 26% Mitchell (D), 26% Cutler (i) (Rasmussen 10/26)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/26/10; 500 Likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Maine 2010 Governor 40% LePage (R), 26% Mitche...

Maine Governor Election 2010: Predict The Winner! (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who will be the next Maine Governor? Republican Paul LePage faces off with Democrat Libby Mitchell on Nov. 2, and we'd love to hear who you think wil...

Keep Maine Energized: Vote Eliot Cutler

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Carmichael

The state of Maine is in a state of gubernatorial uncertainty: a recent poll shows Paul LePage (R) faltering, with Eliot Cutler (I) rising. Candidates...

ME-Gov: 33% LePage (R), 28% Mitchell (D) (Pan Atlantic 10/15)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pan Atlantic SMS Group 10/11-15/10; 501 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error Mode: Live phone interviews (Pan Atlantic PDF) Maine 2010 Governor 33% L...

ME-Gov: 34% LePage (R), 29% Mitchell (D), 13% Cutler (I) (Critical Insight 10/10-11)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critical Insights 10/10-11/10; 605 likely voters Mode: Live telephone interviews Critical Insights Maine 2010 Governor 34% LePage (R), 29% Mitchell ...

ME-Gov: 35% LePage (R), 32% Mitchell (D), 21% Cutler (I) (Rasmussen 10/12)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/12/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Maine 2010 Governor 35% LePage (R), 32% Mitche...

Maine Gov. Candidate Apologizes For Posing In Picture Labeling Bush 'International Terrorist'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BANGOR, Maine -- The Democratic candidate for governor of Maine is apologizing for posing with a photo of former President George Bush that labeled hi...

Politics of Division: Obama-hate tactics will backfire in Maine Governor Race

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

In response to a debate question put to candidates for the Governor of Maine about what they would say if President Obama was on stage with them right...

Tea Party-Backed Candidate, Who's Repeatedly Sparked Controversy, Could Be Maine's Next Governor

Mother Jones | Suzy Khimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even before he had declared his candidacy last year, LePage was picking up support from grassroots activists and disillusioned Republicans for vowing ...

Paul LePage Maine GOP Tea Party Candidate For Governor Wants to "Punch" Reporter [video]

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

After-interview footage has been released showing Paul LePage, Republican candidate and Tea Party favorite for Governor in Maine telling a news anchor that he is about ready to punch a radio reporter.