Freeport, Maine (CNN) - Linda Bean, an heiress to famed Maine outfitter L.L. Bean, came out in support of Ron Paul on Saturday as the candidate made a campaign swing through the state.
Bean, who is a part owner of her family's company and sits on its board, said she is a longtime supporter of the Texas congressman. She backed his 2008 presidential bid, but hasn't made a public endorsement in the current race until now.
Lewiston, Maine (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul met with Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Friday, a stop that was not announced as part of the congressman's public schedule.
"He called and asked to meet," Paul told CNN when asked how the meeting with LePage came about.
(CNN) - It's been three hours and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, is already getting hammered from the right over her vote to increase the debt ceiling.
Scott D'Amboise, a conservative Republican who's vying for Snowe's Senate seat, e-mailed his supporters Tuesday accusing the moderate three-term senator of having "lied to us."
Washington (CNN) - Though Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe hasn't drawn a Democratic challenger yet, she's plenty prepared for a re-election battle. According to fundraising numbers for the first quarter released Monday, Maine's third term senator has over $2 million in cash on hand.
Snowe raised $877,019 in the first quarter of 2011 and spent $62,433 on her 2012 U.S. Senate campaign. She will report $2,050,053 in cash on hand 17 months before the Senate election, according to numbers released by her office.
(CNN) - The federal government says it wants back money it provided to Maine if the state's governor does not reinstall a mural the funds helped pay for in its Department of Labor building.
"We understand ... the mural is no longer on display in your headquarters," Gay Gilbert, a senior U.S. Labor Department official, wrote in a letter this week to the Maine department. "Thus, it is no longer being used for an administrative purpose permitted by the Reed Act."FULL STORY
(CNN) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered a 36-foot mural depicting the state's labor history be removed from the lobby of the Department of Labor headquarters building in Augusta, Maine, according to LePage's office.
The plan put forth by the Republican's administration also includes renaming several department conference rooms that carry names of pro-labor icons.
(CNN) - After telling the NAACP to "kiss my butt" and refusing to attend their event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage attended a different MLK celebration.
LePage appeared at a breakfast in Waterville, Maine Monday sponsored by the Rotary Club and Spectrum Generations that he attended often as mayor of Waterville.
(CNN) – Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is keeping up his reputation for blunt language, telling an unhappy NAACP chapter that they can "kiss my butt."
The governor made the comments to CNN affiliate WCSH after being asked about criticism he received from the organization for refusing to attend an event it is sponsoring on behalf of Martin Luther King Day.
(CNN) - Independent candidate Eliot Cutler conceded the Maine governor's race to Republican Paul LePage on Wednesday after results showed the two separated by less than 8,500 votes.
With 97 percent of precincts reporting, LePage, currently the mayor of Waterville, garnered 38 percent of the vote to Cutler's 37 percent. Democrat Libby Mitchell was a distant third with 19 percent.
(CNN) - What started as a media blitz to promote a new economic policy plan ended in a media headache for the Republican gubernatorial front-runner in Maine Monday.
Paul LePage – a conservative candidate who surprised many with his primary win in June – lashed out at reporters Monday after he was asked about allegations of his wife's tax problems.
At the last of three press conferences across the state, LePage angrily interrupted a reporter when he was asked about reports that his wife had improperly received property tax exemptions for homes in both Florida and Maine.
"Ok, let's stop the bulls-, and let's answer the questions the way they should be answered," he said, according to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.