Maine

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Latest News in Maine

  • Democrat Pinny Beebe-Center wins special election for Maine House

    Democrat Anne "Pinny" Beebe-Center has won the special election for Maine House District 93, a seat left open by retiring Democrat Elizabeth Dickerson.  Beebe-Center won by a solid 8.4%, despite being outspent 2-to-1 in a district that saw only a 4-point race last fall.

    Congratulations quickly poured in:

  • Two dozen key races may decide control of Maine State House

    The Portland Press Herald's Steve Mistler identifies the battleground districts likely to be turning points in the battle for the Maine State House.

  • Maine GOP Stands with LePage Against Local Businesses

    Thirteen Republicans in the Maine Senate recently filp-flopped to sustain Governor Paul LePage's (R) veto of a bill designed to help local farmers and fishermen. LD 1254 was sponsored by Rep. Craig Hickman (D-Winthrop) and would have encouraged schools and state agencies to support local businesses by purchasing more food produced in Maine.

  • Maine Democrats win "bellwether" special election victory

    In a special election both parties described beforehand as a tossup, voters flocked to the polls yesterday in Maine's 19th Senate District to deliver another stern rebuke to right-wing Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies in the legislature.

    All day long, local elections officials described turnout as "huge" in the race to replace former Senator Seth Goodall (D), a race ultimately won by Democrat and Senator-Elect Eloise Vitelli.  But as the Portland Press Herald explains, Republicans started out with a crucial advantage in this district:  "In Vitelli, Democrats found a candidate with policy experience but little public profile next to [former Republican Senator Paula] Benoit, who won election to the seat in 2006 but lost to Goodall by 162 votes in 2008."

    In the end, though, Gov. LePage - who "causes Maine national embarrassment," according to two-thirds of statewide voters - was unable to install another GOP ally through this special election, which "has been pitched as a bellwether for 2014."  Voters can get rid of LePage next fall, but until then, they refused to send yet another LePage rubber stamp to the legislature. Congratulations to Senator Vitelli and Maine Senate Democrats for running an outstanding campaign.