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
6:07 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Final Debates On Tap for Maine Governor Candidates

PORTLAND, Maine — The three men vying for Maine governor are getting ready to join for their final two 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.

On Tuesday, the three candidates will join each for the last time before the Nov. 4 election during a debate that will air live on WMTW-TV in Portland and WABI-TV in Bangor. The final debate will also begin at 7 p.m.

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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Your Vote 2014
2:43 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Maine U.S. Senate Candidates Differ on Ebola Measures

WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows differ on how the federal government should be handling the Ebola epidemic. Collins says it's time to have travel to and from countries hit hardest limited to essential personnel, like doctors and aid workers.

"It is not easy to make the travel restrictions effective because they can be evaded when a person goes to another country first. but there is no reason why you can't track the travel of individuals," Collins says.

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Politics
6:30 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Watch On-Demand: MPBN's 2nd Congressional District Debate

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will hold and broadcast its 2nd Congressional District debate Thursday, continuing its journalistic tradition of providing the state with in-depth coverage of statewide political issues.

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Your Vote 2014
5:33 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Spending in Maine Legislative Races on Record-Setting Track

While the race for governor is getting most of the attention - and the money - state legislative races are also shaping up to set spending records. MPBN's Mal Leary has been looking at both candidate campaign finances, and independent spending. He talks with MPBN's Nora Flaherty.

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