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Arcade bar owner, MECA student join Portland mayoral race

As the deadline for ballot qualification nears, three more residents have taken out nomination papers to join Portland’s mayoral contest, bringing the total number of contenders to eight. The latest crop of candidates includes Benjamin Culver, 33, co-owner of Arcadia National Bar, and Brendan Glass, a 21-year-old junior at Maine College of Art. Karl Nordli, a […]

Cain and Poliquin battling for 25 percent of 2nd District voters who remain undecided

More polling data released Tuesday indicates that Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and 1st Congressional District Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree — who are both incumbents — are headed for overwhelming victories next month, though the outcome of the race for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat is far less certain. Data released Tuesday by the Portland-based […]

BDN poll: Despite Maine’s many challenges, 85 percent love it here and won’t leave

A high percentage of Mainers are gravely concerned about the economy, the availability of jobs and access to health care but regardless are overwhelmingly happy to be here, according to data in a new Ipsos/BDN poll conducted earlier this month and released Tuesday. My colleague Mario Moretto reported this morning on the results of questions related to […]

Planned Parenthood chief’s rally for Mike Michaud postponed two days ahead of time

A “Women for Michaud” rally by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which was scheduled for Wednesday in Portland in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, has been postponed. The Michaud campaign said in a written statement that the event will be rescheduled for sometime this fall. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action […]

Surprise! Eliot Cutler launches campaign for governor

Eliot Cutler will officially announce his candidacy for the 2014 gubernatorial election on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at events in Bangor and Portland before conducting a “Town Hall” style meeting over the telephone and Twitter. At this point, the event is a campaign formality. Cutler, an independent, has been campaigning ever since he was narrowly defeated […]