The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Maine Guv News

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Maine Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

COMMENTARY: A convenient truth dawns on LePage (Portland Press Herald, 12/8/13)
Trouble on the horizon for Maine Democrats? (Agree to Disagree, 12/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Cutler aide says timely support for gay rights shows leadership (Portland Press Herald, 12/7/13)
LePage points to climate change as plus for Maine (Portland Press Herald, 12/7/13)
LePage brings anti-bullying, domestic violence message to John Bapst students (Bangor Daily News, 12/6/13)
All six New England governors commit to joint energy infrastructure (Bangor Daily News, 12/5/13)
Is Collins in trouble? (Agree to Disagree, 12/5/13)
LePage sees upside for global warming in Maine with opening of Northeast Passage (Bangor Daily News, 12/5/13)
Rejected bidder threatens lawsuit over Portland DHHS relocation (Bangor Daily News, 12/5/13)
Legislative Democrats continue to blast MaineCare rides program (Bangor Daily News, 12/5/13)
A look at how expanding MaineCare could play out by county (Vital Signs, 12/4/13)
Michaud setting confident tone (SeaCoast Online, 12/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Eliot Cutler, a man for all seasons (Portland Phoenix, 12/4/13)
Maine DHHS chief warns Portland business leaders about Medicaid spending (Kennebec Journal, 12/4/13)
State Senate Republican leader weighing congressional bid (Capitol Ticker, 12/3/13)
LePage administration defends decision to move DHHS offices from Portland (Kennebec Journal, 12/3/13)
Maine tax panel gives report lacking details (Kennebec Journal, 12/3/13)
VIDEO: Senate leader: Plan to relocate Portland DHHS office example of LePage’s ‘war on the poor’ (Bangor Daily News, 12/3/13)
Collins may face Republican challenger next year (Kennebec Journal, 12/2/13)
Is the Maine economy booming? (Capitol Ticker, 12/2/13)
Lobbyists shielded from reporting influence on tax break committee (Capitol Ticker, 12/2/13)
LePage Medicaid consultant doesn’t deliver first installment of $925K study (Capitol Ticker, 12/2/13)
Consultant, called LePage ‘crony’ by Democrats, misses first deadline in $1M Medicaid study (Bangor Daily News, 12/2/13)
LePage’s efforts to remove child labor barriers to continue in January (Bangor Daily News, 12/2/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage’s Medicaid consultant ought to deliver cost-saving solutions fit for Maine (Bangor Daily News, 12/2/13)
Task force drops proposed amusement tax, submits new plan targeting business tax breaks (Bangor Daily News, 12/2/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

LePage, Poliquin, Democratic turmoil: What we’re thankful for this year (Agree to Disagree, 11/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Contract is signed with conservative Medicaid consultant. Maine should get its money’s worth (Bangor Daily News, 11/29/13)
Why liberal groups are endorsing Michaud for governor so soon (Maine Sun Journal, 11/29/13)
What’s with the rush of early endorsements for Mike Michaud? (Bangor Daily News, 11/28/13)
Mike Michaud’s mother dies at 79 (Bangor Daily News, 11/27/13)
Maine gov donor wins bid for new DHHS offices (MPBN, 11/27/13)
GOP doubles staff in effort to mach Maine Democrats’ ground game, fundraising (Bangor Daily News, 11/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. LePage – We aren’t laughing anymore (SeaCoast Online, 11/26/13)
Winning bidder for new DHHS offices a major donor to LePage (Morning Sentinel, 11/27/13)
Eliot Cutler confuses ‘independent’ with ‘passive aggressive’ in attacks on non-supporters (Dirigo Blue, 11/26/13)
Cutler accuses LePage of publishing campaign material on taxpayer dime (Bangor Daily News, 11/26/13)
Maine allows Anthem to renew health plans due for cancellation under Obamacare (Bangor Daily News, 11/26/13)
Maine senator says gambling supporters ‘sidelined’ economic study panel (Bangor Daily News, 11/26/13)
New Maine taxes on ‘amusements’ proposed to fill budget hole (Bangor Daily News, 11/25/13)
Michaud wins Sierra Club backing (Kennebec Journal, 11/25/13)
LePage touts 1,000 days of accomplishments (AP, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP consultant: Welfare reform would be good for LePage, bad for Democrats (Morning Sentinel, 11/25/13)
Endorsement shows how lines are being drawn earlier than usual in Maine gubernatorial race (AP, 11/25/13)
Environmental group backs Michaud for Maine gov (MPBN, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Maine governor’s welfare-cutters are experts at helping conservatives (Portland Press Herald, 11/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Eliot Cutler: Focus on real issues, not recycled 2010 garbage (Bangor Daily News, 11/24/13)
OPINION: A lesson in failed economics (Foster’s Daily Democrat, 11/24/13)
COMMENTARY: LePage should craft omnibus welfare reform bill as citizens initiative (Portland Press Herald, 11/24/13)
Maine marijuana backer says allies doomed 2014 bill (Portland Press Herald, 11/23/13)
Some Mainers could lose unemployment benefits next month (AP, 11/22/13)
PA lawmaker requests attorney general review of welfare consultant hired by LePage (Bangor Daily News, 11/22/13)
LePage warns against spending despite forecast increase (Bangor Daily News, 11/22/13)
LePage spending a lot of money for welfare consultant to sit by his side and say ‘atta boy!’ (Bangor Daily News, 11/22/13)
Maine to enter SCOTUS case on abortion clinic buffer zones, signals support for Portland measure (Bangor Daily News, 11/22/13)
Dems turn up heat on MaineCare rides mess (Political Ticker, 11/21/13)
Mike Michaud’s pitiful political past (Bangor Daily News, 11/21/13)
Democrats in Legislature rip LePage’s choice to study Maine welfare programs (Bangor Daily News, 11/21/13)
Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler says Maine is lagging (SeaCoast Online, 11/20/13)
LePage again threatens to sue Appropriations Committee; AG says she won’t take part in ‘frivolous’ lawsuit (Bangor Daily News, 11/20/13)
After coming out, Michaud attracts heavy hitters to fundraiser in DC (State & Capitol, 11/19/13)
Betsy Smith and strategic voting in the race for governor (The Tipping Point, 11/19/13)
Michaud slams governor over MaineCare rides program (Morning Sentinel, 11/19/13)
Maine hires conservative firm to study Medicaid expansion, bolster welfare efficiency (Bangor Daily News, 11/19/13)
COMMENTARY: As a former leader of EqualityMaine, here’s why I support Eliot Cutler for governor (Bangor Daily News, 11/18/13)
Maine hospitals reluctant to play lead role in implementing Obamacare (Bangor Daily News, 11/18/13)
LePage pledges $10,000 to help immigrants in Lewiston learn English (Bangor Daily News, 11/18/13)
Bellows aims to hit Collins from the left and the libertarian-right (Downeast to DC, 11/18/13)
Michaud rips LePage on Medicaid ride program, calls for state to cancel contracts (Bangor Daily News, 11/18/13)
Maine Legislature’s energy docket set for full slate in 2014 (Bangor Daily News, 11/17/13)
Is Portland’s marijuana legalization actually legal? (Undercover Porcupine, 11/17/13)
AUDIO: Change of heart? Maine Gov. convenes climate change group (MPBN, 11/15/13)
VIDEO: Strimling & Harriman analyze the governor’s race polling (Agree to Disagree, 11/15/13)
Legislators: Maine hospital too slow making fixes (Kennebec Journal, 11/14/13)
Maine health plans canceled as Obama unveils fix (Bangor Daily News, 11/14/13)
Why are Obamacare signups going so much worse in Maine than three other New England states? (Pollways, 11/14/13)
271 Mainers choose Affordable Care Act health plan (Bangor Daily News, 11/13/13)
Androscoggin County sheriff to run as Democrat for Maine Senate in 2014 (Bangor Daily News, 11/13/13)
Economist: Maine adding jobs, but won’t recover from Great Recession until 2018 (Bangor Daily News, 11/13/13)
SC Gov. Haley, Democratic challenger vie to claim mantle of ethics reform (The State, 11/13/13)
Maine state revenues rise, but finance chief warns that federal shutdown, tax hikes could quickly darken picture (Bangor Daily News, 11/13/13)
Legislative Democrats demand ‘Plan B’ for troubled MaineCare rides program (Bangor Daily News, 11/13/13)
Why do Maine Republicans like Collins now so much more than they liked Snow before? (Pollways, 11/13/13)
AUDIO: Maine Gov: Democrats badgering administration officials (MPBN, 11/12/13)
In first poll since Michaud came out, he’s still ahead; LePage base is solid (Pollways, 11/12/13)
OPINION: LePage is accountable for actions and words (Kennebec Journal, 11/12/13)
Fishing community expresses concerns about offshore wind turbine proposal (Bangor Daily News, 11/12/13)
Little change in Maine (Public Policy Polling, 11/12/13)
Tenacious, three-way tussle is on for Blaine House (AP, 11/12/13)
Collins’ support of workplace rights for gays earns scorn of conservative women’s group (State & Capitol, 11/12/13)
Poll shows little change in race for governor (The Tipping Point, 11/12/13)
LePage defends policy barring department heads from legislative hearings, says Democrats want to ‘berate’ his staff (Bangor Daily News, 11/12/13)
Maine gears up for a long 3-person governor’s race (AP, 11/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Politics & other mistakes: Where were you when I needed you? (Daily Bulldog, 11/11/13)
Is pot legalization going statewide? (Agree to Disagree, 11/11/13)
What LePage must do to win (Agree to Disagree, 11/9/13)
Medway state representative says LePage ‘supportive’ of cold-case squad, ‘Joyce’s Law’ (Bangor Daily News, 11/9/13)
LePage talks job creation success at Ameridial grand opening in Fort Kent (Bangor Daily News, 11/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Democrats fumble ball on human trafficking (Morning Sentinel, 11/8/13)
LePage earns ‘F’ from Maine AFL-CIO in annual scorecard (State & Capitol, 11/8/13)
Poll: Kevin Raye leads race for Congress, Bruce Poliquin loses general election to all Democrats (Agree to Disagree, 11/8/13)
Despite Portland’s vote, Maine’s top candidates for governor remain leery about pot legalization (Bangor Daily News, 11/7/13)
Pressure mounts on top Democrats to accept GOP lawmaker’s human trafficking bill (Bangor Daily News, 11/7/13)
One year after gay marriage is legalized, Maine advocates warn of ‘harmful’ proposed law (Bangor Daily News, 11/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Michaud’s openness will serve him well (Journal Tribune, 11/6/13)
Rep. Michaud comes out: Does it matter? (Seacoast Online, 11/6/13)
Details released about UMaine’s politically charged offshore wind project (Bangor Daily News, 11/6/13)
LePage, ‘man of action,’ launches re-election bid (Kennebec Journal, 11/6/13)
Democrats claim LePage breaches Maine Constitution by preventing his staff from testifying at legislative hearings (Bangor Daily News, 11/6/13)
Portland voters strongly endorse pot legalization (Bangor Daily News, 11/5/13)
LePage touts action over ‘foot in his mouth’ tendencies during re-election campaign kickoff (Bangor Daily News, 11/5/13)
Maine Republican Party chair demands apology from Democratic counterpart (Bangor Daily News, 11/5/13)
Mike Michaud still has more to reveal (Undercover Porcupine, 11/5/13)
Michaud says it was difficult for him to announce he’s gay (Morning Sentinel, 11/5/13)
VIDEO: LePage makes reelection bid official (WABI, 11/5/13)
Read the prepared remarks of LePage’s re-election speech (Bangor Daily News, 11/5/13)
Gay Maine candidate’s coming out may help topple LePage (Bloomberg, 11/5/13)
OPINION: LePage’s actions speak louder than his words (Bangor Daily News, 11/5/13)
At lunch counter, Michaud’s news a non-issue (Morning Sentinel, 11/5/13)
OPINION: Mike Michaud: Yes, I am gay. ‘But why should it matter?’ (Bangor Daily News, 11/4/13)
Michaud’s announcement that he’s gay not ruffling central Maine voters (Morning Sentinel, 11/4/13)
Maine governor candidates says he is gay (New York Times, 11/4/13)
Maine governor candidate Mike Michaud: I’m gay (Kennebec Journal, 11/4/13)
What if a congressman comes out and nobody cares? (NPR, 11/4/13)
In Maine race, Rep. Michaud says he’s gay (Washington Post, 11/4/13)
Maine Rep. Michael Michaud says he is gay (Politico, 11/4/13)
Mike Michaud announces he’s gay, alleges campaign to out him (Bangor Daily News, 11/4/13)
The political effects of Michaud’s announcement (The Tipping Point, 11/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Mike Michaud is gay. Welcome this truth and move on (Bangor Daily News, 11/4/13)
It doesn’t matter if Michaud is gay (Campbell’s Corner, 11/4/13)
The courage of Mike (Agree to Disagree, 11/4/13)
Michaud is gay, but life in DC unlikely to change (Downeast to DC, 11/4/13)
Michaud makes the right move at the right time (Pollways, 11/4/13)
‘Oh my God!; Deep surprise among responses to Michaud’s coming out (Bangor Daily News, 11/4/13)
Education advocates pan Maine’s decision not to seek $37M in federal grants (Bangor Daily News, 11/1/13)
Maine’s top election official expects low turnout Tuesday (AP, 11/1/13)
Second-session bill screening, by the numbers (State & Capitol, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Health care law’s troubled rollout hits home in Maine (Bangor Daily News, 10/31/13)
Maine Medicaid expansion among 100 bills on table next session (Morning Sentinel, 10/31/13)
Democrats aim at education in Maine Legislative Council (Kennebec Journal, 10/30/13)
LePage campaign tightens control on media, attendees for campaign announcement (State & Captiol, 10/30/13)
Agenda set for Maine’s second legislative session: Medicaid expansion in, welfare reform out, for now (Bangor Daily News, 10/30/13)
Climate change threatens much that is life in the Maine outdoors (Morning Sentinel, 10/30/13)
Republican effort to tie welfare to work search may stall in Maine (Kennebec Journal, 10/30/13)
Cutler proposes reform for higher education (The Free Press, 10/29/13)
Maine lawmakers await progress report on MaineCare rides (Kennebec Journal, 10/29/13)
Study of Maine school funding recommends additional $260M (Bangor Daily News, 10/29/13)
Expert: Economic recovery hinges on aging Mainers working longer (Bangor Daily News, 10/29/13)
Opposition to Portland marijuana initiative is emerging (Kennebec Journal, 10/29/13)
Mike Michaud, Troy Jackson land AFL-CIO endorsements (Maine on the Hill, 10/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Three-way race could lead to LePage re-election (Seacoast Online, 10/28/13)
AUDIO: Full Falmouth recording (The Tipping Point, 10/28/13)
VIDEO: GOP lawmaker says his welfare reform bill likely dead on arrival (Bangor Daily News, 10/28/13)
OPINION: LePage deserves credit, not condemnation, for supporting Washington County fishermen (Bangor Daily News, 10/29/13)
Is Shenna Bellows the end of Susan Collins? (Undercover Porcupine, 10/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Maine’s Gov. LePage deserves ‘Pants on Fire’ rating (Portland Press Herald, 10/26/13)
Maine declines to join effort to promote more zero-emission cars (Portland Press Herald, 10/26/13)
Former NH House speaker says Maine fell behind because of taxes (Bangor Daily News, 10/25/13)
LePage departs Sunday on trade mission to Mexico, Colombia (Bangor Daily News, 10/25/13)
Two sides of LePage: He sometimes offends, but his focus is unwavering (Kennebec Journal, 10/25/13)
LePage to launch re-election bid Nov. 5 (AP, 10/25/13)
LePage gives boost to fight against domestic violence (Portland Press Herald, 10/25/13)
The book on Paul LePage (Journal Tribune, 10/25/13)
Maine economy rebounding slowly, but national events make predictions ‘a guessing game,’ experts say (Bangor Daily News, 10/25/13)
LePage offers words of encouragement to 14-year-old domestic violence survivor (Bangor Daily News, 10/25/13)
LePage’s ’47% don’t work’ claim draws fire (Kennebec Journal, 10/24/13)
Maine employees union backs Michaud for governor (AP, 10/24/13)
Michaud wins endorsement of state employees union. Surprise! (State and Capitol, 10/24/13)
Turns out LePage’s ’47 percent’ comment was a put-down of low-income working people (Pollways, 10/24/13)
LePage, law enforcement to hold summits on drug-related crime Friday (Bangor Daily News, 10/24/13)
LePage gives boost to basketball tournament dedicated to victims of domestic violence (Kennebec Journal, 10/24/13)
Governor thinks 47 percent of ‘able-bodied’ Mainers are too lazy to work (The Atlantic Wire, 10/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Statoil departure part of LePage’s anti-wind stance (Morning Sentinel, 10/23/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage’s 47% remark shows lack of leadership (Bangor Daily News, 10/23/13)
Maine governor says less than half his state works (TIME, 10/23/13)
COMMENTARY: LePage and Republicans want Maine to whistle ‘Dixie’ (Portland Press Herald, 10/23/13)
Steelworkers endorse Mike Michaud in 2014 Maine governor’s race (AP, 10/23/13)
LePage holds firm in opposition to Medicaid expansion, but GOP senator says negotiations continue (Bangor Daily News, 10/22/13)
‘Informed’ women think ’47 percent’ misinformation is fine and women who reveal it are ‘little girls’ (Pollways, 10/22/13)
Gov. LePage lets slip what he really thinks about Maine people (The Tipping Point, 10/22/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage chooses made-for-TV standoff over problem-solving in Cobscook Bay (Bangor Daily News, 10/22/13)
Maine governor claims ’47 percent of able-bodied’ Mainers don’t work (Washington Post, 10/22/13)
OPINION: The statistics would tell Maine people to draft Mike Michaud for governor (Bangor Daily News, 10/22/13)
Opponents attack LePage on ’47 percent’ comment, governor says it’s all about welfare excess (Bangor Daily News, 10/22/13)
Gov. LePage claims he has a strong lead in the polls (The Tipping Point, 10/21/13)
Task force seeks to end $40M in tax breaks to avoid more cuts to revenue sharing (Bangor Daily News, 10/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Eliot Cutler: Time to invest in a better education system (Sun Journal, 10/20/13)
Mainers to consider $150M in borrowing for colleges, transportation and military on Nov. 5 ballot (Bangor Daily News, 10/18/13)
State workers back on the job, but union, LePage still at odds over handling of shutdown (Bangor Daily News, 10/18/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage’s war on Maine government (Bangor Daily News, 10/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Visit to ramp shows LePage really governs state of denial (Kennebec Journal, 10/18/13)
On tape, Gov. LePage justifies cutting taxes for millionaires with wildly inaccurate claim (The Tipping Point, 10/18/13)
Susan Collins’ deal-making earns kudos, causes headaches for Maine Dems (Downeast to DC, 10/17/13)
Secret surplus? Nope, Gov. LePage just kidding (Kennebec Journal, 10/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Maine blows it with Statoil. Hopefully entire offshore wind industry isn’t next (Bangor Daily News, 10/17/13)
On the eve of Statoil project collapse, Gov. LePage spread lies about wind power (The Tipping Point, 10/17/13)
Controversial mining rules debated at heavily attended hearing in Augusta (Bangor Daily News, 10/17/13)
New personal income report shows Maine’s heavy reliance on govt programs (Bangor Daily News, 10/17/13)
Sen. King blames shutdown on ‘a bunch of people in government today who hate government’ (Bangor Daily News, 10/17/13)
On tape, Gov. LePage claims he’s hiding $47 million from Democrats (The Tipping Point, 10/16/13)
Report: 25,000 Mainers fall into Obamacare coverage gap (Bangor Daily News, 10/16/13)
Legislature will hold LePage accountable on policies that hurt Maine lakes (Bangor Daily News, 10/16/13)
Political foes blast LePage for his role in Statoil departure from Maine; supporters say it clears way for UMaine project (Bangor Daily News, 10/16/13)
Gov. LePage’s daughter leaves government job for campaign (The Tipping Point, 10/15/13)
Democratic lawmakers say LePage administration misled them on psychiatric hospital crisis (Bangor Daily News, 10/15/13)
Secret recording reveals Gov. LePage declared State of Emergency to nullify state employee contract (The Tipping Point, 10/15/13)
Maine nurses say Obamacare doesn’t go far enough, argue for universal coverage (Bangor Daily News, 10/14/13)
Obama to LePage, governors: No bargaining in ‘crisis atmosphere’ (Capitol Ticker, 10/12/13)
LePage hosts food drive, offers personal tour of Blaine House to donors (Bangor Daily News, 10/11/13)
COMMENTARY: LePage, Collins’ behavior beyond baffling (Kennebec Journal, 10/11/13)
Federal shutdown hits Maine hard, and things could get worse (The Tipping Point, 10/11/13)
EDITORIAL: A recipe for disaster or reform? LePage cuts are a bit of both (Bangor Daily News, 10/11/13)
LePage advisor connected to pro-casino campaign (Agree to Disagree, 10/11/13)
Was it civil of the Gov to declare a civil emergency? (Agree to Disagree, 10/10/13)
LePage’s emergency declaration questioned (Kennebec Journal, 10/10/13)
Experts: LePage justified in declaring civil emergency (Bangor Daily News, 10/10/13)
LePage says ‘emergency’ authority will help state workers; Democrats, union still wary (Bangor Daily News, 10/10/13)
New poll shows Michaud with slim 2014 edge, plus Mainers love Sens. King and Collins (State & Capitol, 10/10/13)
LePage compares Maine to a turtle, urges action on ‘broken’ energy policy (Bangor Daily News, 10/10/13)
Maine sitting on ‘ticking time bombs’ thanks to federal shutdown, says LePage finance chief (Bangor Daily News, 10/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Cutler’s book doesn’t answer the biggest question: Can he win? (Portland Press Herald, 10/9/13)
Cutler tells Waterville crowd he’s not a spoiler (Kennebec Journal, 10/9/13)
LePage declares civil emergency because of government shutdown; union calls move a ‘power grab’ (Bangor Daily News, 10/9/13)
How is LePage’s civil emergency not like other civil emergencies? (Pollways, 10/9/13)
LePage picks Jim Rier as acting Maine education commissioner (Bangor Daily News, 10/8/13)
Proposal to build major wind farm in Aroostook County resurrected (Bangor Daily News, 10/8/13)
Shenna Bellows will run for US Senate in 2014 (State & Capitol, 10/8/13)
Republican leader seeks to end Maine sales tax increase a year early (Kennebec Journal, 10/7/13)
DHHS lays off 56 employees, closes disability benefits office because of federal government shutdown (Bangor Daily News, 10/7/13)
Central Cumberland County poll: LePage wining, Plummer in trouble, Diamond strong (Agree to Disagree, 10/7/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage is right: ‘We just need to stop it’ (Bangor Daily News, 10/6/13)
Thousands of federally funded state employees could be furloughed next week (Bangor Daily News, 10/4/13)
Grass-roots effort underway to create statewide economic development strategy (Bangor Daily News, 10/4/13)
Bill would require job search by Maine welfare seekers (Portland Press Herald, 10/3/13)
OPINION: Don’t rule out Cutler (Foster’s Daily Democrat, 10/3/13)
Federal govt shuts off $20M in funding to state hospital; DHHS to appeal (Bangor Daily News, 10/3/13)
LePage agency recommends $9.5M cut in education funding (Portland Press Herald,10/2/13)
Maine House GOP leader introduces 2 welfare reform bills; Democrats say they ‘vilify’ poor families (Bangor Daily News, 10/2/13)
Democrats protest $34M in budget cuts proposed by LePage administration (Bangor Daily News, 10/2/13)
LePage goes to bat for furloughed National Guard employees (State & Capitol, 10/2/13)
‘Men have to step up’ in fight against domestic violence, LePage says (Bangor Daily News,10/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Boredom is just a state of mind (Portland Phoenix, 10/2/13)
LePage, legislative leaders weigh in on shutdown (Capitol Ticker, 10/1/13)
Health insurance marketplace opens to flood of interest, glitches (Bangor Daily News,10/1/13)
LePage administration proposes nearly $34M in new cuts to balance state budget (Bangor Daily News, 10/1/13)
Snowe: I no longer recognize Republican Party (State & Capitol, 10/1/13)
Mainers begin bracing for effect of federal govt. shutdown; politicians trade barbs on blame (Bangor Daily News, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Task force continues poring over Maine tax code in search of $40M needed for state budget(Bangor Daily News, 9/30/13)
Temporary state tax hikes take effect Tuesday, Oct. 1 (Bangor Daily News, 9/30/13)
EDITORIAL: From LePage camp, faux outrage over Michaud’s jobs claim (Bangor Daily News, 9/29/13)
Michaud and jobs. LePage and budgets. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? (Agree to Disagree, 9/28/13)
OPINION: Don’t count Cutler down and out … (Foster’s Daily Democrat, 9/28/13)
Cutler makes early campaign stops in Belfast, Camden (Pen Bay Pilot, 9/27/13)
Maine remains worst state for business, Forbes says (Bangor Daily News, 9/27/13)
Mike Michaud and an inconvenient fact (Pine Tree Politics, 9/26/13)
Cutler shares his vision with chamber (Journal Tribune, 9/26/13)
LePage and Michaud campaigns trade jabs over Democrat’s ‘job loss’ claim (Bangor Daily News, 9/26/13)
LePage campaign complains that Michaud campaign fixed an ad (Pollways, 9/26/13)
Eliot Cutler denies concerns that run will divide votes (SeacoastOnline, 9/25/13)
VIDEO: Eliot Cutler announces gubernatorial run (Kennebec Journal, 9/25/13)
Propaganda in Maine: Waging a war of words around Medicaid as ‘welfare’ (State & Capitol, 9/25/13)
VIDEO: Eliot Cutler announces gubernatorial run (Kennebec Journal, 9/25/13)
Does Cutler’s entry change anything? (Agree to Disagree, 9/25/13)
Governor vows not to propose a supplemental budget (MPBN, 9/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Maine looks good on camera, but hold off on bigger tax credits — for now(Bangor Daily News, 9/25/13)
Donor lists criticized in Maine gubernatorial race (Kennebec Journal, 9/24/13)
Eliot Cutler announces a second run for governor (WCSH, 9/24/13)
Michaud makes campaign stop at Waterville church (Morning Sentinel, 9/24/13)
Another independent tries to upset establishment in Maine (National Journal, 9/24/13)
Independent Eliot Cutler announces run for governor in Bangor (Bangor Daily News,9/24/13)
VIDEO: Eliot Cutler makes gubernatorial candidacy official (WLBZ, 9/24/13)
Independent Eliot Cutler officially launches campaign in Maine governor’s race (AP, 9/24/13)
LePage: More federal costs being shifted onto state (AP, 9/24/13)
Michaud makes campaign stop at Waterville church (Kennebec Journal, 9/24/13)
LePage energy chief defends effort to reopen offshore wind energy bids, says Statoil ‘hindered’ UMaine project (Bangor Daily News, 9/24/13)
LePage says he won’t issue supplemental budget, predicts gridlock in 2014 (Bangor Daily News, 9/23/13)
LePage cancels trip to western Canada (AP, 9/23/13)
Maine bear hunting referendum opponents unveil coalition (Bangor Daily News, 9/23/13)
Expert: LePage intervention in offshore wind deal may hurt Maine’s image in global energy market (Bangor Daily News, 9/23/13)
LePage team worked against wind project (AP, 9/22/13)
Surprise! Eliot Cutler launches campaign for governor (State & Capitol, 9/20/13)
Why would Michaud, Cutler fudge job numbers? (Agree to Disagree, 9/19/13)
Cutler releases book retooling policy ideas (Kennebec Journal, 9/19/13)
Republicans, the anti-conservatives (Pine Tree Politics, 9/19/13)
Maine Medicaid debate rolls on in battle of oversized checks (Kennebec Journal, 9/19/13)
LePage administration officials eye count-based tax elimination proposed by Maine Heritage Policy Center (Bangor Daily News, 9/18/13)
AUDIO: Medicaid study author takes issue with Maine governor’s conclusions (MPBN, 9/18/13)
Eliot Cutler lays out priorities in campaign book, says Dems, GOP have failed Maine for decade (Bangor Daily News, 9/18/13)
COMMENTARY: LePage’s welfare ‘reforms’ fail Maine families (Bangor Daily News,9/18/13)
Maine Democrats renew effort to expand Medicaid (AP, 9/18/13)
Medicaid researcher: LePage missed point of study he used to oppose expansion (Bangor Daily News, 9/18/13)
LePage delivers symbolic checks as 39 hospitals receive $490 million in MaineCare payments (Bangor Daily News, 9/18/13)
VIDEO: Hospitals finally get their Medicaid money (WLBZ, 9/18/13)
AUDIO: Cutler book outlines independent’s vision for Maine (MPBN, 9/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Maine’s future, if Eliot Cutler were governor (Bangor Daily News, 9/18/13)
Protester interrupts LePage at CMMC (Lewiston Sun-Journal, 9/18/13)
VIDEO: Proud LePage pays off hospital debt (Lewiston Sun Journal, 9/18/13)
LePage applauds Maine hospital debt payments(MPBN, 9/18/13)
LePage to mark state’s final MaineCare payment Wednesday in Lewiston (Bangor Daily News, 9/17/13)
Flawless victory! Paul LePage spends $700K, catches 45 cases of welfare fraud. Maybe(Wonkette, 9/17/13)
EDITORIAL: How LePage proved smokers, drinkers should get Medicaid (Bangor Daily News, 9/17/13)
VIDEO: Democrats blast LePage’s opposition to Medicaid expansion; GOP says new bill to broaden eligibility will fail (Bangor Daily News, 9/17/13)
LePage: Study backs no broader Medicaid (Kennebec Journal, 9/17/13)
LePage close to naming education commissioner after Bowen’s resignation (Maine Sun Journal, 9/17/13)
Rhetoric heats up over Medicaid expansion (State & Capitol, 9/17/13)
LePage: Medicaid expansion would add too many smokers and heavy drinkers to program(Bangor Daily News, 9/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. LePage has little to show from fraud hunt (Portland Press Herald,9/16/13)
LePage lifts ban on tax-exempt bonds (Kennebec Journal, 9/16/13)
The governor and the legislature did something bipartisan? (Agree to Disagree, 9/14/13)
Is LePage’s recent focus on welfare reform a preview of his top 2014 campaign theme?(Bangor Daily News, 9/14/13)
Maine jobless compensation system called too complex (Portland Press Herald, 9/13/13)
AUDIO: Critics question Maine governor’s welfare claims (MPBN, 9/13/13)
LePage’s hidden accomplishments (Pine Tree Politics, 9/12/13)
AUDIO: Maine unemployment system under scrutiny (MPBN, 9/12/13)
Another Republican governor expands Medicaid, but still ‘no’ from LePage (Pollways, 9/12/13)
Public Policy Polling’s problems (The Tipping Point, 9/12/13)
The PPP flap (Capitol Ticker, 9/12/13)
Sweeping changes to Maine’s unemployment benefits appeals system urged (Bangor Daily News, 9/12/13)
Stephen Bowen reflects on two years of being LePage’s point man on education reform(Bangor Daily News, 9/12/13)
EDITORIAL: The Cutler Democrats (Times Record, 9/11/13)
Mike Michaud still leads 2014 gubernatorial race in newest early poll (State & Capitol, 9/11/13)
Vermont, Maine governors at odds over Canadian pipeline idea (AP, 9/10/13)
Michaud: ‘No’ on Syrian military involvement (MPBN, 9/10/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage should help, not undermine, Obamacare (Bangor Daily News,9/10/13)
VIDEO: Economist: Without huge changes, Maine’s aging population could lead to financial ruin (Bangor Daily News, 9/10/13)
LePage signs executive order on suicide prevention (AP, 9/10/13)
LePage: Prosecution of welfare fraud up in Maine (AP, 9/10/13)
Common Core rift confronts Gov. LePage (Portland Press Herald, 9/10/13)
Good friends, old allies, now adversaries: Michaud & Bennett (Portland Press Herald,9/9/13)
National pot group to focus efforts on Maine legalization (Bangor Daily News, 9/9/13)
Educators, state officials debate impact of LePage’s executive order on student privacy(Bangor Daily News, 9/8/13)
Analysis: Common Core standards have tea party seeing school takeover (Bangor Daily News, 9/7/13)
VIDEO: Handicapping the governor’s race (Agree to Disagree, 9/7/13)
The Maine Heritage Policy Center is always wrong about polling (The Tipping Point, 9/6/13)
Federal prohibition of medical marijuana continues to hand-cuff a now-legal industry(Bangor Daily News, 9/6/13)
EDITORIAL: From LePage, an order to appease the base (Bangor Daily News, 9/6/13)
LePage’s TANF reform: War on poverty or ‘war on the poor?’ (State & Capitol, 9/5/13)
Mike Michaud may be Maine’s most important vote on Syria (Downeast to DC, 9/5/13)
LePage emphasizes Maine educational autonomy (Portland Press Herald, 9/5/13)
Eliot Cutler calls for healthcare reform (Portland Press Herald, 9/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Eliot Cutler: To grow Maine, health care reform a good place to start(Bangor Daily News, 9/5/13)
LePage signs order to keep federal education standards out of state schools (Bangor Daily News, 9/4/13)
State sells bonds to pay off $183M in MaineCare hospital debt (Bangor Daily News, 9/3/13)
OPINION: Another free-for-all in Maine? (Foster’s Daily Democrat, 9/3/13)
Mainers’ acceptance of gay marriage up, according to a new poll (Bangor Daily News,9/3/13)
Mike Michaud hires well-known consultants for 2014 gubernatorial run (State & Capitol, 9/3/13)
Michaud names campaign staff for gubernatorial run (AP, 9/3/13)
OPINION: If LePage channels his passion appropriately, GOP in good shape (The Morning Sentinel, 9/2/13)
Cutler, Michaud weigh in on Gov. LePage record 82 vetoes; suggest what they would do differently (Bangor Daily News, 9/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Special election win bodes well for Maine Democrats (SeacoastOnline, 9/1/13)

AUGUST 2013

LePage in interview: ‘We all have faults. Mine is that I can’t keep my mouth shut’ (Bangor Daily News, 8/30/13)
Gov. LePage: ‘I never said hate’ (Morning Sentinel, 8/30/13)
LePage signs off on bonds for transportation, education, armories (AP, 8/30/13)
LePage pledges to help Sudanese refugees (Morning Sentinel, 8/30/13)
LePage promises to keep quiet as Maine Republicans fret (Bloomberg, 8/30/13)
African immigrant business owners say LePage could offer them more help (Bangor Daily News, 8/30/13)
LePage talks with national media, continues freeze-out of local press (State & Capitol, 8/30/13)
Lawmakers find little to cheer about in report that Maine’s sales tax burden is nation’s third lowest (Bangor Daily News, 8/30/13)
Lawmakers return to Augusta for one day of work (State & Capitol, 8/29/13)
In Maine, ‘thunder’ from Gov. LePage’s mouth brings rain on reelection prospects(Washington Post, 8/29/13)
Much of what you know about Maine politics is wrong (The Tipping Point, 8/29/13)
Legislature approves $150M bond package; voters will decide in Nov. (Bangor Daily News,8/29/13)
The Democratic dark money empire (Pine Tree Politics, 8/29/13)
Democrats say special election senate win shows momentum, but Republicans blame money, negative campaign (Bangor Daily News, 8/28/13)
Was the Dem victory in SD19 a slap in the face of Gov. LePage? (Agree to Disagree, 8/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Tuesday’s LePage revolt (The Times Record, 8/28/13)
COMMENTARY: A better way for Maine to distribute school aid (Bangor Daily News,8/28/13)
Ripples from the SD19 special election (Pollways, 8/28/13)
Legislative panel, advocates: LePage proposal to create psych ward at prison won’t solve Riverview problems (Bangor Daily News, 8/27/13)
Poll shows Michaud with early lead in 2014 gubernatorial race (Bangor Daily News,8/27/13)
PPP: Michaud leads LePage, Cutler in 2014 Blaine House race (State & Capitol, 8/27/13)
Poll: Michaud leads gubernatorial race (Kennebec Journal, 8/27/13)
Voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide critical Maine Senate special election (Bangor Daily News, 8/27/13)
VIDEO: Democrat Eloise Vitelli bests Republican Paula Benoit to claim Bath-area Senate 19 seat (Bangor Daily News, 8/27/13)
$200,000 for a state senate seat? (Agree to Disagree, 8/26/13)
In swing district, Dems count on LePage (Capitol Ticker, 8/25/13)
LePage apologizes to GOP for ‘difficulty’ caused by Obama comments, blames media(Bangor Daily News, 8/23/13)
Maine Republicans contemplate coming clean about LePage fundraising remarks(Downeast to DC, 8/23/13)
LePage’s apology letter to the GOP  lawmakers (State & Capitol, 8/23/13)
Could the GOP have had a worse week? (Agree to Disagree, 8/23/13)
LePage meets with Nova Scotia’s economic development chief to discuss ferry service(Bangor Daily News, 8/22/13)
Special Maine Senate election next week could be swayed by LePage comment controversy(Bangor Daily News, 8/22/13)
LePage hates white people (Chris Busby, 8/22/13)
OPINION: A dysfunctional Maine GOP? Wait till Tuesday (Bangor Daily News, 8/22/13)
LePage announces timeline for selling liquor revenue bond to pay Main’es remaining Medicaid debt to hospitals by Sept. (Bangor Daily News, 8/22/13)
Why LePage’s Obama comments matter to Susan Collins (Downeast to DC, 8/21/13)
LePage heads to Florida for manufacturing summit sponsored by Wal-Mart (Bangor Daily News, 8/21/13)
Are LePage’s prospects growing dimmer? (Agree to Disagree, 8/21/13)
Petition drive begins to pull Maine out of 45-state Common Core education collaborative(Bangor Daily News, 8/21/13)
The Paul LePage meltdown (Politico, 8/21/13)
LePage denies telling GOP donors that ‘Obama hates white people’ (Bangor Daily News,8/20/13)
Michaud, Woods to hold join press conference (Kennebec Journal, 8/20/13)
For Maine governor, issue is what they said he said (New York Times, 8/20/13)
Weapons of mass distraction or: Why maybe we’re all suckers (Research Shows, 8/20/13)
Beyond LePage: Obama, the white vote, and racial unity (Pollways, 8/20/13)
LePage ships lobster products to 49 other governors (Morning Sentinel, 8/20/13)
Reactions to LePage’s alleged quip that Obama ‘hates white people’ (Capitol Incite, 8/20/13)
DGA slams LePage ‘Obama hates white people’ remark (Downeast to DC, 8/20/13)
Republican lawmakers: LePage said Obama ‘hates white people’ (Portland Press Herald,8/20/13)
LePage heard telling GOP donors, lawmakers that Obama ‘hates white people’ (Bangor Daily News, 8/19/13)
Seven members of Maine Republican State Committee leave party (Portland Press Herald,8/19/13)
Members of Maine GOP cite dissatisfaction with LePage, legislative Republicans in mass resignation letter (Bangor Daily News, 8/19/13)
Gov. LePage: Obama got more votes from whites than you (Pollways, 8/19/13)
Budget-writing panel meets Thursday on $150M compromise bond package (Bangor Daily News, 8/19/13)
13 members flee Republican Party (Agree to Disagree, 8/19/13)
Who would Eliot Cutler have a drink with? (Agree to Disagree, 8/17/13)
Who will LePage appoint to be Maine’s next education commissioner? (Capitol Incite, 8/16/13)
From mill worker to governor? (Agree to Disagree, 8/16/13)
LePage gives Maine State Police until Feb 2014 to come up with drone policy (Bangor Daily News, 8/16/13)
LePage, lawmakers reach deal on $150M bond package for November referendum (Bangor Daily News, 8/16/13)
Aside from familiar names, 2014 Blaine House race looks ‘very different’ from 2010(Bangor Daily News, 8/15/13)
Mike Michaud makes run for Maine governor official (Bangor Daily News, 8/15/13)
With Michaud out of running, Raye announces possible bid for Congress (Bangor Daily News, 8/15/13)
LePage puts $150M cap on bond package he would support (Bangor Daily News, 8/14/13)
LePage barred department heads to snub legislators on Tuesday (Bangor Daily News, 8/14/13)
Michaud to formally enter governor’s race Thursday at Lewiston’s Franco-American Center (Bangor Daily News, 8/14/13)
Michaud to formalize gubernatorial bid Thursday in Lewiston (Kennebec Journal, 8/14/13)
Debate over politically charged $1.2B in bonds seethes at State House (Bangor Daily News, 8/13/13)
Dem donors begin to shift in Maine governor’s race (AP, 8/12/13)
LePage campaign claims positive approval rating (The Tipping Point, 8/12/13)
LePage says he’d like to blow up Press Herald (Portland Press Herald, 8/10/13)
VIDEO: LePage in fighter jet simulator: ‘I want to find the Press Herald building and blow it up’ (Bangor Daily News, 8/9/13)
Gov. LePage hosts ‘microbusiness’ summit at the Blaine House (Bangor Daily News,8/6/13)
Poll question: Should Maine’s surplus fund state income tax cuts or go to cities and towns?(Bangor Daily News, 8/6/13)
Few buying on health marketplace will pay full rate (Pollways, 8/6/13)
State details health plans offered on insurance exchange mandated by Obamacare (Bangor Daily News, 8/5/13)
Maine sees $58M revenue surplus for recently concluded budget year (Bangor Daily News,8/5/13)
Politico: LePage, Corbett appear to be ‘dead-men walking’ in 2014 (Capitol Ticker, 8/5/13)
Analysis: Simple A-F grades for schools, like Maine’s, get complicated (Bangor Daily News,8/3/13)
LePage: Taxes, regulation and energy costs affect economic growth (Bangor Daily News,8/3/13)
Bowen says he’ll keep pushing for controversial education reforms (Portland Press Herald,8/2/13)
Guns and money and bears… and pot… oh my! (Agree to Disagree, 8/2/13)
Collins: ‘This is so absurd,’ as GOP torpedoes budget deals (Bangor Daily News, 8/2/13)
With few exceptions, first session of 126th Legislature saw high vote attendance (Bangor Daily News, 8/2/13)
LePage’s chief legal counsel resigning for Navy Reserve tour in Afghanistan (Bangor Daily News, 8/2/13)
EDITORIAL: After two-year standoff, new contract no win for state employees or LePage(Bangor Daily News, 8/1/13)
Bowen defends Maine school grading system in wake of Florida colleague’s ouster (Bangor Daily News, 8/1/13)
EPA backs LePage proposal to loosen smog control regulation (Bangor Daily News, 8/1/13)
LePage ‘offended’ by charter school criticisms (Portland Press Herald, 8/1/13)
Not so clean elections (Pine Tree Politics, 8/1/13)
LePage wants Maine to process own lobster, blames Legislature for stumbling blocks(Bangor Daily News, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

Maine regulators approve health plans under Obamacare, but impact remains unclear(Bangor Daily News, 7/31/13)
LePage lashes out at Justin Alfond over attack on Baxter Academy (Bangor Daily News,7/31/13)
Maine state employees union OKs new contract with state (Bangor Daily News, 7/31/13)
Opponents rip LePage plan to diminish Maine’s role in anti-smog efforts (Bangor Daily News, 7/30/13)
Ethics panel splits decision on Maine GOP lawmaker (Portland Press Herald, 7/30/13)
OPINION: Another view: Lessons of 2010 election make strong case for Cutler(Portland Press Herald, 7/30/13)
Michaud, LePage, Cutler: The meaning behind the poll numbers (Downeast to DC, 7/30/13)
New poll shows Michaud ahead in governor’s race (The Tipping Point, 7/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Maine Republican chairman copes with twin images (Portland Press Herald, 7/26/13)
Union poll shows Michaud leading LePage in Maine (National Journal, 7/26/13)
Who are Maine’s ‘royal’ families? (Bangor Daily News, 7/26/13)
LePage offers vocal, financial support to Maine company competing to restart Portland-Nova Scotia ferry service (Bangor Daily News, 7/26/13)
National Journal: New poll by Democratic ally shows Michaud surging ahead of LePage(Bangor Daily News, 7/26/13)
‘Dark money’ flows into Maine’s election system, but secrecy makes it sources hard to identify (Bangor Daily News, 7/26/13)
Is it possible to save the Maine Republican Party? (Agree to Disagree, 7/26/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage needs more than rhetoric to bolster counties (Bangor Daily News,7/25/13)
Anthem insurance plan with MaineHealth wins key approval (Bangor Daily News,7/25/13)
Legislative committee to consider probe of corporate influence on Dept of Environmental Protection (Bangor Daily News, 7/24/13)
Heath-lite gay-baiting emerges (Pollways, 7/23/13)
EDITORIAL: Lawmakers, LePage: Revive Maine’s economy with research, innovation(Bangor Daily News, 7/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Leave economic growth strategies to our regions, not Augusta (Bangor Daily News, 7/22/13)
LePage supports — but will not sign — economic development bill (Bangor Daily News,7/22/13)
Marijuana in Maine: The patients, the politics, the future (Bangor Daily News, 7/21/13)
New Maine GOP chairman Bennett says he was ‘unity candidate’ (Morning Sentinel,7/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Maine voices: Michaud campaign says candidate ready to put Mainers’ interests first (Portland Press Herald, 7/20/13)
Former Maine Senate President Rick Bennett elected chairman of state Republican party(Bangor Daily News, 7/20/13)
Emails: LePage wanted to hire Miss Maine for education position; Bowen called plan ‘nuts’(Bangor Daily News, 7/20/13)
Bowen bucked LePage on hiring Miss Maine as education ambassador (Kennebec Journal,7/20/13)
Majority group backs Bennett for Maine GOP chair (AP, 7/19/13)
Former Senate President Rick Bennett in line to become new Maine GOP leader (Bangor Daily News, 7/19/13)
Petition drive to strengthen clean election system to kick off Friday (Bangor Daily News,7/19/13)
COMMENTARY: LePage raises taxes on wealthiest in budget he opposed for its tax hikes(Bangor Daily News, 7/19/13)
LePage touts new positive jobs data, calls for more employment plans, less spending(Bangor Daily News, 7/18/13)
Michaud angles for indies (Capitol Ticker, 7/18/13)
Fundraising totals show competitive race for governor (The Tipping Point, 7/18/13)
Maine’s governor’s race already drawing big bucks (Kennebec Journal, 7/18/13)
The Maine bellwether: Penobscot County (Pine Tree Politics, 7/18/13)
LePage has $340K for re-election campaign (Kennebec Journal, 7/18/13)
VIDEO: Anti-gay activists endorse LePage Vaseline remark: ‘Maine is being sodomized by the left’ (Bangor Daily News, 7/18/13)
20 years of plans for Maine’s economy, but where’s the progress? (Bangor Daily News,7/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Challengers should challenge LePage and not each other (Portland Press Herald, 7/17/13)
National ethics watchdog group ranks LePage second worst US governor (Bangor Daily News, 7/17/13)
LePage fundraising slows as Cutler, Michaud trumpet energy ‘to change the leadership in Augusta’ (Bangor Daily News, 7/16/13)
Stop saying ‘no’ to jobs and health care (Pollways, 7/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Cause and effect of 83 LePage vetoes (Bangor Daily News, 7/16/13)
Is Rick Bennett the next chairman of the Republican Party? (Agree to Disagree, 7/15/13)
Cutler, Michaud issue reports on campaign donors, expenses (Sun Journal, 7/15/13)
Portland schools: LePage wrong about military recruiters (Kennebec Journal, 7/15/13)
Candidates for governor bringing in big bucks (Kennebec Journal, 7/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Don’t let expansion debate be last word on Medicaid (Bangor Daily News,7/15/13)
Is LePage the Chicago Bulls of vetoes? (Agree to Disagree, 7/12/13)
EDITORIAL: LePage must show offshore wind rhetoric is  more than hot air (Bangor Daily News, 7/12/13)
The LePage Doctrine: You can’t win if you don’t fight (Pine Tree Politics, 7/11/13)
Analysis: Did Maine Democrats squander legislative majorities? (Bangor Daily News,7/11/13)
Ratings Change: Maine Governor moves from ‘Pure Tossup’ to ‘Tilt Democrat’ (Rothenblog, 7/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Legislators walked fine line in gun debate (Bangor Daily News, 7/10/13)
Bruce Poliquin rebuffs efforts to recruit him as Maine Republican Party chairman (Bangor Daily News, 7/10/13)
Political tensions mount as Legislature wraps up work for the summer (Bangor Daily News,7/9/13)
Winners and losers this political season. (Agree to Disagree, 7/9/13)
Failing 2012 grade on Maine government integrity spurred LePage, lawmakers to enact ethics reform (Bangor Daily News, 7/9/13)
With marriage equality a success in Maine, now what? (Bangor Daily News, 7/9/13)
LePage wins most ‘veto rampage’ votes, but loses on cellphone privacy, STEM bills (Bangor Daily News, 7/9/13)
Budget fix bill heads to LePage; veto could cause $6 million hole (Bangor Daily News,7/9/13)
LePage vetoes minimum wage hike, 20 other bills (Bangor Daily News, 7/8/13)
VIDEO: State House rally fails to prevent LePage veto of toxic chemical disclosure bill(Bangor Daily News, 7/8/13)
Democrats put brakes on LePage push to OK $100M transportation bond Tuesday (Bangor Daily News, 7/8/13)
Maine Legislature back in session Tuesday for budget fix, override votes (Bangor Daily News, 7/8/13)
Anecdotes, not necessarily facts, often motivate Maine legislators to pass laws (Bangor Daily News, 7/7/13)
Former US Rep. Giffords, supporters bring their call for gun legislation to Maine (Bangor Daily News, 7/6/13)
Maine remains in the pits on job creation despite prolonged focus by LePage (Bangor Daily News, 7/6/13)
Bonding dispute may slash Maine road work (Bangor Daily News, 7/5/13)
Parties split on bundling new bond proposals (Mainebiz, 7/5/13)
Gov. and unions reach deal on raises (Mainebiz, 7/5/13)
OPINION: Maine lawmakers ignored public opinion, balked at sensible background checks(Bangor Daily News, 7/5/13)
LePage: State helping Cate Street with East Millinocket mill (Bangor Daily News, 7/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Disorganized chaos (Pine Tree Politics, 7/4/13)
The race is on and the money is in the bank: Gov. 2014 here we go. (Agree to Disagree, 7/4/13)
Chairman, vice chairwoman of Maine Republican Party resign (Bangor Daily News,7/3/13)
Offshore wind project put on hold after political battle over energy bill (Bangor Daily News,7/3/13)
Maine’s involvement in global offshore wind threatened by legislative actions, say industry watchers (Bangor Daily News, 7/3/13)
LePage, Maine state employees union reach contract agreement that includes raises(Bangor Daily News, 7/3/13)
Democrats and LePage spar over timing of bond sales (Bangor Daily News, 7/3/13)
LePage: I’m running for re-election (Portland Press Herald, 7/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Eliot Cutler: Civil debate will make Maine stronger (Bangor Daily News,7/3/13)
Gov. LePage to seek reelection (Washington Post, 7/3/13)
LePage asks Poliquin to take over as Republican party chair (Agree to Disagree, 7/3/13)
VIDEO: Strimling & Harriman: Governor’s race and grading the legislature (WCSH6, 7/3/13)
LePage confirms he will run for re-election during fundraiser featuring Jeb Bush (Bangor Daily News, 7/2/13)
Could the race become Michaud vs. Cutler? (Agree to Disagree, 7/2/13)
LePage announces re-election campaign at private fundraiser (Lewiston Sun Journal,7/2/13)
LePage, it’s not black-hearted to disagree (Pollways, 7/2/13)
Gubernatorial candidates tout early funds (Mainebiz, 7/2/13)
Michaud gets $300,000 for gubernatorial campaign (Portland Press Herald, 7/2/13)
Michaud raises over $300K for Maine governor race (AP, 7/2/13)
Money matters — who’s giving matters more than how much (Downeast to DC, 7/2/13)
GOP to mix fundraiser with concealed handgun permit training event (Bangor Daily News, 7/2/13)
LePage directs $100,000 from contingency fund to help domestic violence victims (Bangor Daily News, 7/2/13)
Michaud, LePage, Cutler amassing donations ahead of Blaine House bids (Bangor Daily News, 7/1/13)

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