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.

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6:22 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Obama to Rally for Mike Michaud in Portland

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is headlining a rally Thursday in Portland, Maine, for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud. The six-term congressman is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Paul LePage in next Tuesday's elections, and the race is neck and neck.

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5:41 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Cutler Campaign Faces Collapse as Supporters Retreat

Eliot Cutler tells supporters a Portland news conference Wednesday that they should vote for someone else if they think he can't win.
Credit A.J. Higgins / MPBN

With six days remaining before Election Day, independent candidate Eliot Cutler said today that the odds are against him in his bid to become Maine's next governor. Reiterating a statement he made about the three-way race earlier this year, Cutler says Mainers must vote their conscience, and if they're concerned that a vote for him will wind up electing another candidate, they're free to make a different choice. And late today, his most prominent backer did just that.

 

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11:12 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Cutler: If You Think I Can't Win, Vote for Someone Else

Independent Eliot Cutler tells reporters Wednesday that he is staying in the race for governor.
Credit A.J. Higgins / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler says he's staying in the race, but told his supporters this morning that if they no longer think he can win, they should vote for someone else.

"I'm a realist," Cutler said at a Portland news conference. Cutler's message echoed what he's said all along during the campaign, but the timing, just six days before the election, has a stronger implication.

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5:12 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Republican Gov's Association Touts Cutler in New Ad for LePage

Last week, Republican Gov. Paul LePage predicted that he could win reelection over Democrat Mike Michaud -- even if independent Eliot Cutler dropped out of the race. But after spending nearly $5 million on LePage's behalf, the Republican Governors Association isn't taking any chances.

The RGA has launched a new TV ad attacking Michaud, and at the same time bolstering at least some support for Cutler.

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7:30 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Weighing Maine's Debt: The Impact of New Borrowing Proposals

In addition to the governor's race, the Senate and congressional, legislative and local contests, there will be six bond issues on next week's Maine ballot. They would authorize $50 million more in state borrowing, to be paid back over a decade. State Treasurer Neria Douglas tracks the state's indebtedness. She talks with Irwin Gratz Monday from MPBN's Augusta bureau.

View Maine's "Debt Snapshot."

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