Tag Archives: Maine Republican Party

Former Angus King aide takes job as voice of Maine Democratic Party

The Maine Democratic Party has named a former spokesman for U.S. Sen. Angus King as its new communications director and the Maine Republican Party has brought in a data specialist as Maine’s two major political parties gear up for the 2018 elections. That election will include the entire Legislature, King’s seat in the Senate, both U.S. […]

Maine Democrats are still sorting out who will run for what in 2018

Good morning from quiet Augusta. Following last week’s state shutdown drama, the holiday and the fact that July, for the most part, has been a breathtaking beauty so far, there’s not a lot of news to report. However, the BDN is ever at the ready to spring into action at any moment when news develops, […]

Daily Brief: Rhode Island vs. Maine in a battle for New England’s seniors

Good morning.  I’m not sure how it looks where you are, but here in Central Maine, as of Thursday morning, the snow is just starting to hit. If the weather cooperates, budget negotiators in Augusta will entertain dozens of  members of the public for the third day in a row as the Appropriations Committee opens its doors for […]

RGA has the biggest war chest, but faces fleet of Democratic PACs

Political action committees seeking to influence Maine elections had through September amassed about three-fourths of the entire amount raised during the last gubernatorial election year. As staff writer Mario Moretto reported today, that puts PAC spending on track to far outpace totals from the 2010 gubernatorial election. The latest numbers come from reports filed by a midnight deadline, detailing […]

Round-up: Alexander and the gov’s race, $2 billion for roads, and Utah’s gay marriage double-take

Another day, another #mepolitics roundup.  Cutler, Michaud weigh in on Medicaid expansion study Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler held a press conference Tuesday morning to blast the Medicaid feasibility study conducted by the Alexander Group and to call for Gov. Paul LePage, his Republican opponent in 2014, to be “fired.” Alexander’s report includes a dire […]

Maine’s Alex Willette and Ashley Ryan called on to lead new GOP youth ‘army’

The Maine Republican Party, which as of Saturday is represented at the national level by the two youngest people to ever sit on the Republican National Committee, is banking its future in Maine on building a conservative youth “army,” according to Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett. Rep. Alex Willette, R-Mapleton, is seen as many within […]