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Mills defeats LePage to win second term as Maine governor

Nov. 09, 2022 01:08 AM EST

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has turned back a challenge by Paul LePage, the bombastic former two-term Republican governor, to win a second term in Maine. The first woman to serve as governor of the state, Mills had touted pragmatic leadership during the pandemic, including executive...

Mills, LePage debate for a final time in race for governor

Nov. 03, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage made reference to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ comment about inflation being “a distraction” in their final debate Thursday evening, attempting to show she was out of touch at a time of high energy, gasoline and food costs. ...

Maine: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

A growing political divide between rural and urban, and coastal and inland communities, will likely come into sharper focus in the midterm election. This was underscored by Republican President Donald Trump’s success in the sprawling, rural 2nd Congressional District, where he earned a single...

Maine governor holds fundraising advantage over GOP opponent

Oct. 28, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor has a sizeable fundraising advantage over her Republican rival heading into the final stretch of the campaign. Gov. Janet Mills, the governor since her 2018 election, has raised more than $5.5 million in her bid to remain in office...

Mills, LePage differ sharply on Maine's economic health

Oct. 27, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and former two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage had starkly different views of the state's economy as things got feisty during their fourth debate Thursday evening. LePage went on the attack against the incumbent, suggesting the...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 08, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. October 6, 2022. Editorial: CT communities should push cost of illegal vehicle rallies onto the riders Police organizations around the state face it: large, organized groups practicing dangerous, reckless and illegal driving. We’ve...

LePage: Gov. Mills 'very fortunate' that COVID came to Maine

Oct. 06, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican nominee for governor Paul LePage said during a debate Thursday that his Democratic rival got a political boost from COVID-19, thanks to federal pandemic aid. “This governor has been very, very fortunate that COVID came, because with COVID came...

Republican LePage says he would veto 15-week abortion ban

Oct. 05, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who's seeking his old job back, said he’d veto a bill banning abortions at 15 weeks, delivering disappointing news to abortion opponents. LePage provided the answer in a labored exchange Tuesday evening during the first...

Shying from Trump, ex-Maine Gov. Paul LePage seeks job back

Oct. 01, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — When then-Maine Gov. Paul LePage endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, he credited himself as a prototype for the insurgent presidential candidate. “I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular, so I think I should support him since we are one of the same...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper...