The redistricting squabble has shown no signs, as of yet, of lessening. Yesterday, the redistricting commission held a public hearing, and invited Maine citizens to step up to the mic and give a piece of their mind to the lawmakers on the panel. That’s when this happened: Susan Cook, the secretary of the Maine Democratic […]
Among the worst kept secrets in Maine politics today is that Kevin Raye is running for Congress again, in a ten year anniversary re-match with Mike Michaud. I’ve heard no end of confirmations from members of Raye’s own staff, members of Congressman Michaud’s staff, Republican activists and leaders, and just about anyone who I ask. […]
The new Senate Republican Caucus came together earlier today, and made some historic choices. Today they selected who would become the first Republican to serve as Maine Senate President in roughly a decade. And, unsurprisingly, they chose the man who lead them to their victory this cycle: Senator Kevin Raye. The new Senate Majority Leader […]
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Political Action Committees are big players in just about every election. They contribute cash, fund advertising, and can influence campaigns in a big way. Looking at a PACs balance sheet is an excellent way to see how certain interests are attempting steer the direction of the state. Question 1 Question 1 (Pro Casino) supporters have […]
Despite the shenanigans surrounding the Les Otten campaign, Senate Republican Leader Kevin Raye will support Otten for governor. “As Maine’s Senate Republican Leader,” said Raye, “I believe that Les Otten embodies the qualities and the vision Maine needs in our next Governor.” Raye believes Otten’s leadership skills and ability to overcome adversity make him an excellent […]
Pine Tree Politics analyzed each GOP gubernatorial candidate’s chances of winning their party’s nomination. Matt Gagnon explored possible victory scenarios for the candidates as well as the likelihood of them occurring. In conjunction with Bruce Bourgoine of Dirigo Blue, we have done the same. You may read Bruce’s scenarios here and mine below.
Governor Baldacci made his supplemental budget changes public today. The cuts, totaling $438 million, have prompted a response from the Maine GOP’s legislative leaders, Senate GOP Leader Kevin Raye and House GOP Leader Josh Tardy. The two gives kudos to Baldacci for not increasing taxes to meet budget shortfalls. Raye and Tardy are still concerned […]
Last week I got wind of some disgruntled people, unhappy over the way that the Maine Senate Republicans were conducting their recruitment for the 2010 Maine Senate races. The charge was that Senator Kevin Raye was pursuing a strategy of recruiting moderate candidates in as many races as possible – even in districts that likely […]
As we reported earlier, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has verified the petition for a people’s veto of the LD 1945 tax reform bill. The time to challenge the verification is closing with no complaints yet. It looks as though the people’s veto will be on the June ballot. Maine Democrats, who authored the bill, […]