Tag Archives: Olympia Snowe

Back From The Dead: Taxing Investors

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Last year, Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins became key to blocking a massive Democratic tax hike on private equity and investment partnerships, a hike that would have brought tax rates on “carried interest” up from 15% to 35% and then again to 38% just a few short years later. After three separate votes, Snowe and […]

A Threat To Maine Jobs

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Rather than blathering endlessly about phantom issues invented to simply raise money, I have a suggestion for challengers to Senator Olympia Snowe.  Ask her about where she stands on a potential threat to nearly a thousand Maine workers.  The welfare of the Maine people, after all, is the most important responsibility of a lawmaker representing […]

D'Amboise Continues His Travashamockery Of A Campaign

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Today, on the heels of the United States Senate vote on the debt ceiling increase, I received a fundraising email from the Scott D’Amboise for Senate campaign. I’m pretty used to dishonest and mind-numbingly stupid emails from politicians seeking office, and D’Amboise is hardly the only offender.  Still, his emails have always been particularly dishonest and […]

Scott D'Amboise: Hero Of The Out Of Stater

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Scott D’Amboise‘s filing with the FEC is finally online to take a look at.  I say finally because it took quite a bit longer to see than the others.  This is probably because D’Amboise filed his report a day late.  That’s the kind of thing unserious candidates tend to do a lot of. It reports $141,599.12 […]

Scott D’Amboise Is Not A Serious Candidate

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The time is ripe for conservatives, unhappy with the centrism of Senator Olympia Snowe, to challenge and beat her in a primary with a more conservative candidate.  They’ve never had a better chance. There have been several rumors about former Maine Senator Carol Weston or businessman Eric Cianchette throwing their hat in the ring to […]

All Eyes On Kevin Raye

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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. […]

D'Amboise Has A Steep Hill To Climb (And It Is Covered In Snowe)

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Oh like you didn’t expect plenty of Snowe puns in the next couple years.  Get used to it. Our first guidepost of the 2012 Senate primary in Maine has passed, and has given us our first opportunity to actually compare and contrast the various campaigns. That guidepost is money. This morning, Jonathan Riskind reported on […]