And now to our weekly review of Maine politics, "Across the Aisle." It's usually a Thursday feature, but has been moved to Friday this week to allow for some reflection on all of the week's political happenings. The panel includes Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, Dick Woodbury, an economist, former independent legislator and tax policy consultant to independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, and Meredith Strang Burgess, a former legislator, and CEO of Burgess Advertising and Marketing in Portland. They spoke with Keith Shortall.
PORTLAND, Maine - You've probably noticed there's an election fast approaching. We've seen debates, speeches, rallies, and fundraisers - and, of course, a plethora of political advertisements on TV. But have you noticed the music behind it all? From fiery convention speeches to the latest attack ad, a good piece of music helps to sell the message.
A new poll out from Public Policy Polling continues to show Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud locked in a statistical tie for the governorship, with independent Eliot Cutler lagging behind. The pollster's survey has been dismissed by the Maine Republican Party as biased toward Democrats, but with only 12 days to go before the election, it remains consistent with others that suggest the outcome is just too close to call.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Supporters of Question 1 on the November ballot say newly-produced documents they've received in a court order show the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has been engaged in a broad, coordinated campaign with the Wildlife Conservation Council, the group opposed to the bear hunting referendum.