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Campaign to become Maine's attorney general is almost invisible

AUGUSTA — Voters across the country typically choose an attorney general in a statewide election that’s sometimes bitterly contested because the post is often...

Janet Mills names team that will assemble her new administration

AUGUSTA — Gov.-elect Janet Mills has formed an executive search committee and said she wants to have all the members of her Cabinet in...

Lewiston's Jared Golden wins 1st ranked-choice congressional race

AUGUSTA — Democrat Jared Golden learned Thursday — nine days after Election Day — that he won Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race, after a...

Judge denies request to halt count in Maine congressional race; results to be announced...

UPDATE:  Lewiston’s Jared Golden wins Maine Congressional District 2 racehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV6orOh_R5UAUGUSTA — A federal judge in Bangor said Thursday he won't stop the count in Maine's...

Judge weighs Poliquin request to stop vote count as it nears end

BANGOR — After listening to lawyers argue for more than two hours Wednesday about whether he should stop the vote count in Maine’s 2nd...

Ranked-choice count will continue Thursday as judge considers Bruce Poliquin’s request to shut it...

BANGOR — A federal judge said Wednesday morning he hopes to rule by Thursday whether to stop the vote count in Maine’s 2nd District...

Trump mulling a wide-ranging shake-up, including Kelly, Nielsen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it...

LePage now says he’ll keep Maine residency, might run against Mills in four years

Republican Gov. Paul LePage said during a radio interview Tuesday morning he would consider running against Janet Mills, the Democratic governor-elect, in four years...

Bruce Poliquin goes to court Wednesday to stop ranked-choice vote count

AUGUSTA — Declaring himself the winner in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a bid to stop state officials from counting the rest of the ballots and throw out the ranked-choice voting system that Mainers twice approved.

Maine GOP looking for answers; plans to survey members

AUGUSTA — In the wake of a crushing defeat in last week’s state elections, and a new revelation that Republican Bruce Poliquin has filed...
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Maine keeps counting ranked-choice ballots despite Poliquin's lawsuit

AUGUSTA — Republican 2nd District Congressman Bruce Poliquin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Maine’s Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap in an attempt to stop...

Decision on 2nd District congressional race winner likely Wednesday

AUGUSTA — State elections officials will likely declare a winner Wednesday in the oh-so-close 2nd District congressional race. The vote count by the Secretary of...

GOP concerned, Golden patient as 2nd District votes are counted

LEWISTON — The race for Maine's 2nd congressional district seat is coming down to its final hours, with the GOP already raising several concerns...

Maine Secretary of state says Poliquin campaign’s charges could erode confidence in voting system

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap criticized the campaign of U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Sunday for its allegations about mishandled ballot boxes, saying...

Bruce Poliquin has 'ongoing concerns' about voting process in 2nd District race

As the secretary of state’s office continues to count votes from across the sprawling 2nd District, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Saturday raised questions...

'Big, bold things' on tap for Democrats in Augusta, Nate Libby says

LEWISTON — With his former dog sitter likely to be the city’s next member of Congress, his party soon to control both the state...

Susan Collins has ‘great cause for concern’ for fate of special counsel’s probe

BRUNSWICK — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said she is concerned over President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whittaker as acting U.S. Attorney General. Collins praised Jeff Sessions after his...
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Exit poll suggests Jared Golden has the advantage in ranked-choice voting

AUGUSTA — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin will head into this weekend’s ranked-choice tabulations of 2nd Congressional District votes with a narrow lead, but political...

Angus King says Jeff Sessions' resignation creates uncertainty

OAKLAND — A day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ forced resignation, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, expressed uncertainty Thursday about the effect on special...

Eric Brakey reflects on his campaign — and his future

AUBURN — Eric Brakey walked into Rolly's Diner on Thursday and was immediately greeted by a supporter with a solemn look.  "I wish it was...

Ethics commission says slashing casino campaign fine was in state’s best interests

The Maine ethics commission voted Wednesday to accept a $100,000 payment from the backers of a failed 2017 ballot question campaign that asked voters to approve a York County casino. The 4-0 vote could be...

Ethics staff wants to lower fine against casino campaign because it’s unlikely to be...

AUGUSTA – The backers of a failed referendum drive to bring a casino to York County in 2017 could be getting a major reduction in the fine they owe for violating Maine’s campaign finance...