You would think, after listening to the Democrats scream bloody murder at the unveiling of theRepublican congressional redistricting plan, that it represented some kind of unprecedented power grab, intended to crush the Democratic party forever. I suppose I can understand this reaction. The phony outrage is in line with just about everything else that has […]
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. […]
Looking back at my time with the 2010 Levesque for Congress campaign, I have wondered whether we should have supplemented our criticism of Congressman Michaud’s voting record with drawing attention to his competence as a legislator—or lack thereof. The Congressman never misses a ribbon cutting photo-op back in Maine, yet cannot seem to pass any […]
The elections are over and many Mainers are breathing a sigh of relief. No more television ads, phone calls, mail pieces, or door knocks. Our state contests were as competitive, vitriolic, and exciting as we have seen in recent memory. In Maine and across the nation, the people voted for change. In Maine’s Congressional elections, […]
Two of the happiest people in the state of Maine today might just be Hannah Pingree and Rosa Scarcelli. Oh, sure – their political party just got devastated state wide (except for in the congressional races), but something very important just happened with the victories of Republicans, well, everywhere. All of their (serious) potential competition […]
With 22% of precincts reporting, Mike Michaud is leading Jason Levesque 57% to 43%. This is another race that looks safe to call at this point. Maine voters have elected Michaud to his 5th term in the U.S. House. This means Maine’s congressional house districts remain Democractic. Again PTP would like to thank both candidates […]
The Critical Insights/MaineToday Media poll released today showed Dean Scontras ahead in the first district and Jason Levesque closing the gap in the second.
….for students across Maine, at least.
Independent expenditure reports are out for congressional candidates. These expenditures consist of any communication clearly advocating for or against a candidate that has not been expressly authorized by the candidate. You can read all the legalese here. Expenditures in Maine’s two congressional races have been included. The reports show independent expenditures are one-sided. In the […]
Public Policy Polling released numbers today on Maine’s congressional races in both the first and second district.