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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Your Vote 2014
10:21 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Obama Stumps for Michaud in Maine

President Obama greets a crowd of about 3,000 Mike Michaud supporters at a rally Thursday at the Portland Expo.
Credit Dyonisia Giatas / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - With less than a week until Election Day, Democrats are hoping President Barack Obama's visit to Maine will energize their base and get supporters to get out and vote to unseat Republican Governor Paul LePage.

Obama urged about 3,000 supporters of gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud at the Portland Exposition Building on Thursday to get everyone they know to the polls on Tuesday, saying the election is "too important to stay home.''

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Across the Aisle
5:44 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Across the Aisle: Assessing the Cutler Factor in the Maine Governor's Race

And now to our weekly review of Maine politics, "Across the Aisle," with our analysts this week: Cynthia Dill, a practicing attorney and former Democratic state senator, Dick Woodbury, an economist, former independent legislator, and tax policy consultant to independent gubenatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, and Meredith Strang Burgess, a former state legislator and CEO of Burgess Advertising and Marketing in Portland. They spoke with MPBN's Keith Shortall.

 

Across the Aisle is a regular feature on Thursdays.
 

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Politics
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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Your Vote 2014
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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Your Vote 2014
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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