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    December 21, 2018

    Appeals court rejects Bruce Poliquin's plea for an injunction to keep Golden out of Congress

    When U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin filed an appeal this week for an injunction to stop Maine officials from certifying the results of the 2nd District congressional election, his attorneys asked judges in Boston to issue the order by Friday. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals gave its answer Friday: No. Its denial leaves Poliquin with […]

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    December 21, 2018

    Bruce Poliquin calls proposed border wall ‘the greatest Christmas gift for America’

    In his last days in the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has been pressing to help President Donald Trump get the wall he wants along the country’s border with Mexico. “The greatest Christmas gift for America is securing our borders,” the two-term, lame duck lawmaker said. He insisted that drugs coming across the border […]

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    December 20, 2018

    Bates College makes new hire to focus on equity and inclusion

    LEWISTON — Bates College is hiring a new vice president for equity and inclusion. The college’s president, Clayton Spencer, said in a prepared statement Thursday that Noelle Chaddock, an administrator at Rhodes College in Tennessee, will take the newly updated job effective June 1. “Noelle will be an inspiring leader, partner, and colleague as we […]

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    December 20, 2018

    Jared Golden plans town halls, listening tour as he prepares to take office

    LEWISTON — Standing on a Birch Street sidewalk Thursday, Jared Golden said he has no doubt he will take the oath of office Jan. 3 as the next congressman from Maine’s 2nd District. Though a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the ranked-choice voting system that ended with his victory last month, the 36-year-old […]

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    December 19, 2018

    Jared Golden’s lawyers call GOP’s election case appeal ‘a Hail Mary pass’

    BOSTON — Lawyers scoffed Wednesday at U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s emergency appeal to a federal court to block the certification of Maine’s 2nd District congressional race results and perhaps leave Maine’s 2nd District congressional seat empty until the case is resolved. Calling Poliquin’s move “a Hail Mary pass,” lawyers for Democrat Jared Golden said the […]

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    December 18, 2018

    Bruce Poliquin asks appeals court to block state from declaring Jared Golden the winner

    U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Augusta. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) BOSTON — Hoping to block the state from certifying Democrat Jared Golden as the winner of last month’s 2nd District congressional election, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin asked an appeals court Tuesday for an injunction that […]

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    December 13, 2018

    Bruce Poliquin seeks to have U.S. coins issued to honor George and Barbara Bush in 2019

    In the waning days of the congressional term, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin this week asked colleagues to pass a new measure to have coins issued next year honoring President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush. The bill would direct the secretary of the Treasury to issue the coins during 2019 as part of […]

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    December 13, 2018

    Federal court rules against Bruce Poliquin's challenge of ranked-choice voting

    BANGOR — In a decision that left little hope for Republicans, a federal judge Thursday shot down U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s legal challenge to the ranked-choice voting method that led to his defeat in last month’s 2nd Congressional District race. U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker ruled against Poliquin on every point in his bid […]

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    December 12, 2018

    Jared Golden would benefit from a helping hand from Bruce Poliquin, former congressman says

    When U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won his first congressional election in 2014, the Democrat he replaced said he met several times with his successor to ease his way and answer his questions. Former U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who served from 2002 to 2014, said Wednesday that he talked about staffing, budgets and more with Poliquin […]

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    December 10, 2018

    Jared Golden is eager to take a seat in the U.S. House

    LEWISTON — Democrat Jared Golden is “somewhat impatient” to take office as Maine’s next 2nd District congressman. Though he already has “a little basement apartment in some little house” that’s about a 15 minute walk from his new office on Capitol Hill, Golden isn’t sure he’ll be able to take the oath of office with […]

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