Tag Archives: Paul LePage

LePage Calls On Feds To Enact "Sensible" Fuel Standards

Fifteen Republican Governors, including Governor Paul LePage, today sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Administrator of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, asking that the Federal Government set “sensible” fuel standards. The timing of the letter is no accident.  The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are set to soon release […]

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 […]

Maine’s Remaining Swing Towns

One of the criticisms of my previous article on swing towns in Maine was that demographic changes which coincided with increasingly more liberal voting for Governor were responsible for many of the town’s appearance on my list. By that logic – which, incidentally I both recognize and agree with – some towns were given the […]

Maine’s Rebellious Swing Towns

On the night of any election, observers always want to know how the contest is swinging early.  One of the best ways to get a sense how the night is turning out for the prospective candidates is to look at the “swing towns” – Maine’s own gubernatorial bellwethers. In the past 20 years – that […]