Republican LePage says he would veto 15-week abortion ban
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 debate of the governor's race with current Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and independent Sam Hunkler. Mills is an unequivocal supporter of the right to an abortion, and Democrats have hammered LePage on the issue, seeking to energize voters after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.news.yahoo.com
Shying from Trump, ex-Maine Gov. Paul LePage seeks job back
Paul LePage endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, he credited himself as a prototype for the insurgent presidential candidate. I am a fighter.”As LePage seeks to unseat Democratic Gov. LePage's efforts at putting distancing from Trump are particularly notable given LePage once invited comparisons to Trump — and made them himself. Democrats aren't going to let voters forget LePage's tumultuous time in office, when he occasionally acted and sounded a lot like Trump. The race is shaping up to be among a dozen or so competitive contests for governor this election year.wftv.com
Election 2022 Takeaways: Big Trump win, Nev. Senate race set
Election 2022 South Carolina House South Carolina Rep. Russell Fry celebrates his win over U.S. Rep. Tom Rice for his congressional seat in the Republican primary, at the 8th Avenue Tiki Bar in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tuesday, June 14, 2022. But another high-profile GOP target of Trump in the state, Rep. Nancy Mace, managed to hold back a challenger. Meanwhile, in Nevada, Trump's pick, Adam Laxalt, won his U.S. Senate primary, defeating a populist candidate who is arguably more representative of the Trump base. Trump backed former state Rep. Katie Arrington in the race, while Haley, a former South Carolina governor, effectively challenged Trump by campaigning with Mace. One rare exception is Laxalt, who won Nevada's Republican Senate primary.wftv.com
Mills, LePage look ahead to November in Maine governor race
Election 2022 Maine Governor This photo combination shows Republican candidate Paul LePage, left, and Democratic incumbent Janet Mills for the upcoming Maine gubernatorial election on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. With no opposition, LePage will coast to the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election campaign against Democratic incumbent Gov. The matchup revives a rivalry between LePage and Mills that dates to the days when he was governor and she was attorney general. Mills is the state’s first female governor, and a LePage win would make him Maine’s longest-serving governor. So far, Mills is outraising LePage more than 2-to-1, collecting $3.2 million compared to the nearly $1.5 million raised for LePage, according to campaign financial disclosures.wftv.com
2022 midterms: What to watch in S Carolina, Nevada and Maine
Election 2022 Governor Nevada FILE - From left, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, Joey Gilbert, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, former U.S. senator Dean Heller and Guy Nohra stand before a Republican primary debate for Nevada governor May 25, 2022, in Las Vegas. Primary contests in South Carolina, Nevada and Maine on Tuesday will offer the latest test of the Trump political brand. Just how well they do on Tuesday will gauge the potency of a Trump endorsement, which has delivered mixed results this midterm campaign season. His grandfather Paul Laxalt was a Nevada governor and senator. He also has the endorsement of the Nevada Republican Party.wftv.com
Maine's ranked choice voting rules and procedures, explained
Maine's use of ranked voting comes as Alaska and Massachusetts voters consider statewide votes to adopt the voting method. Ranked voting arrives on Maine’s presidential ballots in a year when three of the state’s four electoral votes could be up for grabs. ___HOW WE GOT HEREVoters in the state approved the adoption of ranked voting in a 2016 referendum drive. Opponents, including the Maine Republican Party, have said ranked choice voting is too confusing and violates the principle of one person, one vote. They sued unsuccessfully to try to stop the state from using ranked choice voting for president this year.
'Call them out': In Maine, Gideon asks voters to punish GOP
Sara Gideon, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at a "Supper with Sara" campaign event, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Dayton, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)CAMDEN, Maine – The last time Democrat Sara Gideon ran for office, she trounced her Republican challenger and spent a measly $4,299.99 doing it. Bean, to raise her family with her husband, Benjamin Rogoff Gideon, a Maine native who took her last name. Democratic support quickly coalesced around Gideon as Collins’ vote for Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ensured her race would draw national attention and cash. But Barrett’s approval is all but assured even without Collins' vote.