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

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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?

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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 […]