Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Next David To Pingree's Goliath

Honestly, I don’t think I would want to be the next candidate to face off against Chellie Pingree.  In the biggest Republican wave year in a generation, and against an outstanding candidate, she still won.  And, the way she won just so happened to be by overwhelming her opponent with money and negative attacks, so […]

LePage Calls On Feds To Enact "Sensible" Fuel Standards

Fifteen Republican Governors, including Governor Paul LePage, today sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Administrator of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, asking that the Federal Government set “sensible” fuel standards. The timing of the letter is no accident.  The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are set to soon release […]

On The Side Of The Pharmaceutical Companies

From a release from the Maine Democratic Party on a vote on LD 719: Rep. Treat: “It all comes down to whose side you are on. Democrats think the law should be on the side of the patient and the taxpayer – not the pharmaceutical companies.” The vote that the Maine Democratic Party is talking […]

Can Governor LePage Win Re-election?

What an absurd thing to ask seven months into a new administration. Yet, after a rough beginning, and a more recently successful (read: quiet) period, it seems to be the question I get asked the most about Maine politics.  (My response, each and every time, has been “I’m actually a lot more interested to see […]