The Tipping Point Blog Archive 2010
In a story posted last night, Congressional Quarterly took a look at a potential primary challenge to Maine Senator Olympia Snowe in 2012.
The article has a fairly comprehensive roundup of potential threats to a fourth term for the senior senator and contains a paragraph that would seem almost ludicrous if it were written even a few months ago.
A new poll by Critical Insights in partnership with the MaineToday papers represents the final say on the first phase of the campaign for Maine governor.
A few days after his very bad day of media appearances across the state, Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage went on the conservative Howie Carr Show and claimed that his innapropriate outbursts were in reaction to "someone" dropping the "f-bomb" on him. He also claimed that he had never himself swore.
Libby Mitchell's first TV ad of the general election may not be the most polished political commerical I've ever seen (there's a weird green screen thing going on in one shot and she blinks way too much) but it did manage to surprise me.
WGME 13 and their partner station FOX 23 picked up the video of Republican candidate Paul LePage cursing at a press conference that I posted yesterday and followed up with the candidate, getting him to admit that his press outings turned out to be an "absolute disaster."
Today's statewide tour by Paul LePage was supposed to launch his economic agenda. Instead it launched some serious questions about his temper and his candidacy.
In Augusta, LePage actually stormed out of his own press conference after being questioned about not paying property taxes by MPBN reporter A.J. Higgins. WMTW has the unbelievable footage.
I wrote on Wednesday that national political groups would likely get involved in the Maine governor's race, especially with paid media.
Later that day, party committees on both sides of the aisle began airing ads in Maine, signaling the start of the season during which out-of-state voice actors tell us what it means to be "Mainers."
In a video email sent out to supporters of Organizing for America last night, David Plouffe laid out a Democratic strategy for November that doesn't include Maine.
There's an interesting subtext to Maine Today political reporter Rebekah Metzler's overview of Susan Collins' last two years in office.
It's mostly found clinging to a series of quotes in the article, gathered from a wide variety of political sources:
The Maine Women's Lobby held a press conference at Bangor City Hall today to launch their She Decides campaign, an attempt to energize a powerful demographic in the state electorate: Maine's women.
The campaign, which has a website at SheDecides.org, is focusing on a "pocketbook agenda" of economic issues that affect women in Maine, including the minimum wage, paid sick days, equal pay, family leave insurance, and career-focused education and training.