First on CNN: Romney super PAC buys TV time in ... Maine
October 23rd, 2012
03:15 PM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Romney super PAC buys TV time in ... Maine

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, has reserved television airtime in Maine beginning later this week, according to a Republican source tracking media buys.

The group plans to air $300,000 worth of ads in the Bangor, Presque Isle and Portland-Auburn markets, the latter of which also covers parts of New Hampshire, from Oct. 25 through Oct. 29.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Mitt Romney
Maine gov apologizes for 'Gestapo' remark
July 9th, 2012
02:59 PM ET
8 months ago

Maine gov apologizes for 'Gestapo' remark

(CNN) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage apologized Monday for referring to the Internal Revenue Service as the "Gestapo" in his weekly radio address over the weekend.

"It was not my intent to insult anyone, especially the Jewish Community, or minimize the fact that millions of people were murdered," the Republican governor said in a statement.
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Filed under: Health care • Maine • Paul LePage • Supreme Court • Taxes
June 12th, 2012
06:11 PM ET
2 years ago

All in the family: Bush 41 disagrees with Jeb

(CNN) – A day after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said his father, George H.W. Bush, wouldn't find a place in today's Republican Party, the former president pushed back at the idea.

"I know what he's getting at, but I don't think it would be difficult," Bush said, while answering a reporter's question on Tuesday in Kennebunkport, Maine.
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Filed under: George H.W. Bush • Jeb Bush • Maine
Obama to Vermont and Maine for fundraisers
March 30th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to Vermont and Maine for fundraisers

(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to Vermont and Maine Friday to help bring in campaign cash for his re-election bid.

The president will be the main attraction at two events in Vermont, one of the most Democratic states in the country, and at two more in Maine, a state then-presidential candidate Obama won by 18 points in the 2008 election.
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Filed under: Fundraising • Maine • President Obama • Vermont
March 6th, 2012
08:49 AM ET
2 years ago

Angus King steps into Maine Senate race

(CNN) - Angus King, the former independent governor of Maine, jumped into the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe Monday, telling a crowd a Brunswick, Maine he would help America’s economy return to solvency.

“This country’s got some real serious problems,” King told a crowd at Bowdoin College, where he is a lecturer. “Putting people back to work the very first one, and numbers don’t tell the whole story.”

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Filed under: Congress • Maine
February 29th, 2012
05:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Snowe explains decision to leave, defends tough criticism of Senate

Washington (CNN) - A day after she shocked her colleagues and constituents by announcing her retirement, moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine explained her decision and defended tough criticism she leveled at her colleagues when she announced why she would leave the Senate.

"People are just stunned by the debilitating partisanship, polarization and the overall dysfunction of the institution and political paralysis as we come, you know, to the point of extreme when it comes to resolving the problems facing our country," a frustrated Snowe told CNN Wednesday. "It's become an all or nothing proposition and that failure has eroded the public's confidence about the direction of this country and about governing institutions to be at the front lines of solving these problems."
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Olympia Snowe • Senate
Citing partisanship, Snowe stuns with departure news
February 28th, 2012
06:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Citing partisanship, Snowe stuns with departure news

Washington (CNN) – While issuing a harsh critique of the partisanship that often has the Senate in gridlock, Olympia Snowe, a three-term moderate Republican from Maine, stunned her colleagues Tuesday when she announced she would not seek re-election.

Her unexpected decision could make it more difficult for hopeful Republicans to win back the majority in the chamber where Democrats currently hold a 53-47 seat advantage.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Olympia Snowe • Republicans • Senate
Maine senator will not seek re-election
February 28th, 2012
05:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Maine senator will not seek re-election

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine announced Tuesday she will retire rather than seek re-election this year, surprising colleagues and perhaps casting the future of her seat in doubt.

The decision was made "after an extraordinary amount of reflection and consideration," she said in a statement.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Maine • Olympia Snowe • Senate
Paul picks up 83 votes in rescheduled Maine caucuses
February 18th, 2012
10:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul picks up 83 votes in rescheduled Maine caucuses

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul gained 83 votes on Saturday after one county in eastern Maine held its caucuses.

Washington County had delayed its voting one week ago due to bad weather.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Mitt Romney • Ron Paul
Romney maintains win in Maine caucuses
February 17th, 2012
06:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney maintains win in Maine caucuses

(CNN) - An updated vote tally from Maine's caucuses, released Friday, showed that Mitt Romney has held on to his win in that contest.

The tally showed the former Massachusetts governor with 2,269 votes and Texas Rep. Ron Paul garnering 2,030 votes.

The difference: 239 votes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Mitt Romney
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