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Grappling for a Golden opportunity

Grappling for a Golden opportunity

Bruce Poliquin, the former congressman from Maine, said he was asked by state and national Republican leaders to try and reclaim his seat from first-term Democratic representative Jared Golden in what would have been a rematch of their 2018 race. He declined. Then...
Follow the Money: Maine Federal Campaign Finance Tracker

Follow the Money: Maine Federal Campaign Finance Tracker

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on June 25, 2020 with a video tutorial to help people use these interactive graphics. Mainers are facing a historic congressional election season.  In November, voters will decide whether to keep Sen. Susan Collins — the...
Politics is biggest obstacle in fighting COVID-19

Politics is biggest obstacle in fighting COVID-19

The biggest problem with combating COVID-19 is not the struggle of science to come up with an answer. It’s politics. The coronavirus is now the center of a war by the ideological right, led by the Republican Party, against efforts, led by many governors of both...
Incumbency versus accountability in elections

Incumbency versus accountability in elections

Term limits don’t work. The alternative, defeat by the voters, doesn’t work that well, either. In either case, elected officials hold offices for long terms. They have better name recognition than their challengers, usually can raise more money and know...