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Maine's 4 gubernatorial candidates vie for public's support

Oct. 17, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's four gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday tried to make their case with voters with weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election. Independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, independent entrepreneur Alan Caron, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and Democratic Attorney General Janet...

Trump taps Maine official to be in charge of Medicaid

Oct. 15, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped a Maine official who battled Medicaid expansion for a position that puts her in charge of the national program, the federal agency confirmed Monday. Mary Mayhew's role of deputy administrator and director of the U.S. Center for Medicaid and the CHIP...

Democrats lining up to consider challenging Collins in 2020

Oct. 9, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging. Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick...

Kavanaugh vote reshapes Maine senator's political future

Oct. 8, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — She is not on the ballot this fall, yet the fight over Susan Collins' political future is already raging. Interest in the Maine Republican senator's 2020 re-election has exploded in the days since she cast the deciding vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick...

Maine candidates aim for civility after firebrand governor

Oct. 4, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed against his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year tenure marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald...

Provocative remarks by Maine's governor over the years

Oct. 4, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed on his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. But the four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald Trump before Donald Trump...

Donald Trump Jr. raises money for Maine Republicans

Oct. 1, 2018 9:54 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump's son is raising money for Republican candidates in Maine. Donald Trump Jr. spoke Monday night at a fundraising event at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland. Republican guests included Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Senate candidate Eric Brakey, Senate Majority...

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

Maine governor out of hospital, back to work soon

Aug. 27, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage was released from the hospital Monday and plans to return to work soon, his spokesman said. LePage, 69, is back in his official residence, according to spokesman Peter Steele. The Republican governor experienced unspecified discomfort on Saturday while visiting family...

Maine governor hospitalized after experiencing 'discomfort'

Aug. 26, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage was in stable condition and under observation at a Bangor hospital on Sunday after experiencing discomfort while visiting family in Canada. The 69-year-old LePage experienced discomfort on Saturday while visiting family in New Brunswick, Peter Steele, a...