Tag Archives: Emily Cain

The Future of the Maine Senate

In late October of 2010, Emily Cain was very likely dreaming of a big gavel, and being called “Madam Speaker”.  With the retirement of Hannah Pingree, there were of course several people in line to replace her as Democratic leader, and thus House Speaker.  But the early money was on Cain, and she likely knew […]

You Can't Listen And Talk At The Same Time


Ah, the listening tour.  The last public relations line of defense for a candidate or party bereft of ideas or communications platforms. Do you remember, dear reader, when Hillary Clinton‘s appointment as Secretary of State created a vacancy in the United States Senate, and one Caroline Kennedy decided to throw her hat in the ring […]

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 […]

Rep. Cain is the New House Minority Leader

In the last of the leadership elections, Rep. Emily Cain of Orono has been selected as the new Maine House Minority leader.  Cain won out over challengers Seth Berry of Bowdoinham and Cynthia Dill of Cape Elizabeth. District 19 (part of Orono) first elected Cain in 2004.  Cain, about to enter her fourth term, has […]

Republicans Pick House Majority Leader

After choosing Bob Nutting as Speaker of the House, Maine Republicans also selected the House Majority Leader and Assistant Majority Leader.  Rep. Philip Curtis of Madison beat out Rep. Kathleen Chase of Wells for Majority Leader.  Rep. Andre Cushing of Hampden, who also ran for Speaker, received the nod for Assistant Majority Leader over Rep. […]

Eliot Cutler Pushes For Charter Schools

Independent candidate Eliot Cutler is today calling on key legislators to enact charter schools in the state of Maine. Cutler has sent emails to Senator Bill Diamond and Representative Emily Cain (the chairs of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee), pressing them to act quickly to bring the question of charter schools back up to the Maine […]