Your Vote 2014

MPBN's Your Vote 2014 is YOUR resource to help navigate Election Day in Maine.

Stay on top of the latest election news and developments here on MPBN’s compendium, which will be updated regularly right through the November general elections, brought to you by AARP, MEMIC and Lambert Coffin.

What do you want to ask the candidates? Your question could be posed during an MPBN debate. The second Your Vote 2014 debate — set for 8 p.m. Oct. 16 — will be between the three candidates for Maine's 2nd Congressional District. What do you want to know from Bruce Poliquin, Emily Cain and Blaine Richardson? Submit your question for candidates to yourvote@mpbn.net.

Questions have been submitted to candidates in all races about their stances on the big issues. As we receive responses, we will add them to grids for at-a-glance comparison.

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Politics
3:06 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Watch Live: MPBN's Senate Debate

UPDATE: For a functional live stream, please visit www.mpbn.net/News/YourVoteLivestream.aspx

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will hold and broadcast its Senate debate Wednesday, continuing its journalistic tradition of providing the state with in-depth coverage of statewide political issues.

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Your Vote 2014
6:25 am
Wed October 22, 2014

MPBN Announces Format for Televised Gubernatorial Debate

BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Public Broadcasting Network has announced the format for the upcoming MPBN gubernatorial debate being televised and aired statewide Thursday.

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Your Vote 2014
6:06 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Full Audio: Gubernatorial Candidates Trade Barbs in Televised Debate

The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor traded barbs in a televised debate on Portland CBS affiliate WGME last night, sparring over tax cuts, energy policy and Maine's economic health.

Democrat Mike Michaud blasted Republican Gov. Paul LePage for tax cuts that benefited the wealthy and accused him of ignoring education in the budget and promoting division.

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Politics
6:07 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Debates On Tap for Maine Governor Candidates

PORTLAND, Maine — The three men vying for Maine governor are getting ready to join for three debates this week.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the University of Maine's Hannaford Hall for a debate that will air live on WGME-TV in Portland.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the three candidates will debate live on WMTW-TV in Portland and WABI-TV in Bangor. 

And MPBN's live Gubernatorial debate will air on TV, radio and online at 8 p.m. Thursday, from the Gracie Theater at Husson University in Bangor.

Across the Aisle
5:35 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Across the Aisle: Winners and Losers in the 2nd District Debate

And now to our weekly review of Maine politics, "Across the Aisle."  Usually a Thursday feature, it moves to Fridays for the election season to allow for some reflection on MPBN Your Vote 2014 Debates, as well as other debates being held this year. Last night featured a face-off between the candidates in the 2nd Congressional District race here on MPBN.

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