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Underdog Democratic Senate Candidate To Walk 350 Miles Across Maine

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Shenna Bellows, the Democrat challenging Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), is going the distance to raise awareness of her Senate bid. On Sunday, Bell...

Maine GOP Senate Candidate Threatened To Kill His Wife: Report

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Erick Bennett, a political consultant challenging Sen. Susan Collins in Maine's Republican primary, was convicted on charges of domestic assault again...

Jason Linkins

Angus King Will Caucus With Democrats Now That He Understands How The Senate Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

One of the U.S. Senate's most unnecessary bits of intrigue has ended today, as Maine's Sen.-elect Angus King has decided to caucus with the Democrats ...

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 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...

'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...

Jason Linkins

Angus King's Weird Stance On Caucusing Is Costing Him Votes In The Maine Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Group Mounts New Push For GOP Control Of Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hammering Maine independent candidate Angus King and Democratic incumbents in Montana and Ohio in a new ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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.

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 ...

Independent Shakes Up Race To Replace Snowe

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

* Poll shows King could win three-way race * Snowe had been expected to breeze to re-election By Ros Krasny ...

Open Letter To Chellie Pingree Protests Decision To Opt Out

The Nation | Ilyse Hogue | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Representative Pingree, Your announcement yesterday that you will not seek the open Senate seat in Maine made my heart sink. My emotional reaction ...

Amanda Terkel

Chellie Pingree: I Won't Run For Snowe's Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) will not be running for the U.S. Senate, dashing the hopes of progressives who had already been raising m...

Independent Candidate Shakes Up Key Senate Race

AP | By DAVID SHARP | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- Popular former independent Maine Gov. Angus King says he's going to run for the U.S. Senate seat left open by Republican Olympia Sn...

Independent Reportedly Making Big Move In Key Senate Race

boston.com | Frank Phillips and Noah Bierman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

Angus King, the former independent governor of Maine, plans to announce tonight that he is running for US Senate in the race to replace retiring Olymp...

Maine Secretary Of State May Run To Replace Olympia Snowe, Despite Role Overseeing Election

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

On Friday, Maine Secretary of State Charles Summers became the first Republican to begin gathering signatures for the state's U.S. Senate race since S...

Potential Snowe Successor Bows Out

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

LEWISTON, Maine -- Maine Congressman Mike Michaud says he has no plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Olympia Snowe. The Democrat a...

Ryan Grim

Progressive Favorite Chellie Pingree Likely To Run For Senate In Maine

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is all but certain to make a bid for the Senate in the wake of Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R) retirement announ...

Jim Campbell, Maine Republican, Leaves Party Over 'Failure To Address' Health Care

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP -- Minority Republicans in the Maine House have lost a member. Rep. Jim Campbell of Newfield said Thursday he's withdrawn from the Republican Part...

Obama Campaign Arm Silent On Maine's Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

AMERICAblog Gay | Joe Sudbay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Funny thing (or not), OFA forgot to tell Mainers what issues are on the ballot and how to vote on those issues. For example, there's no mention of Que...