Tag Archives: Susan Collins

With no agenda of their own, Democrats’ only plan for Maine is naysaying

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Anne Haskell, D-Portland. BDN photo by Gabor Degre.

This year, we have seen one of the most astonishingly hypocritical campaigns in Maine political history emerge. At the top of the Democratic ticket, Mike Michaud has been running on vague promises to bring people together. This alone would be brazen enough, given his inability to get a single bill passed throughout his tenure in […]

A tide of dishonesty engulfs Maine Democrats

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud. BDN photo by Troy Bennett.

In recent days, a wave of dishonesty has washed over Maine Democrats, all over the state. It’s affected a number of races, from the top-tier contests to local legislative races, and has even engulfed their auxiliary groups. Though, to be fair, it shouldn’t really be called a wave: that would imply it was something new. […]

Is Angus’ endorsement a king’s ransom or fool’s gold?

The worst-kept secret of Maine politics is finally out of the bag, as independent U.S. Sen. Angus King waded into the Maine gubernatorial race, endorsing his friend and fellow independent Eliot Cutler. The fact that virtually everybody knew this was coming — not only did King endorse Cutler in 2010, but Cutler returned the favor […]

It’s time to take Rand Paul seriously

Though speculation and prognostication about the presidential race may seem all-consuming to those of us who obsess over such things, in fact most voters have barely begun to pay attention to the 2014 election, let alone 2016. While some of us have spent hours considering the flaws and advantages of all the potential candidates, many […]

Does Shenna Bellows want ‘War Jobs’?

Shenna Bellows. BDN photo by Seth Koenig.

One of the most basic tasks of a United States senator is to advocate for her state. While this is often in the form of arguing for federal funding, it also includes fighting for jobs. That means not only assisting private employers in dealing with federal regulations, but also advocating for Maine companies to get […]

No, Susan Collins isn’t reacting to Shenna Bellows on the minimum wage

When you’re as far ahead as [PDF] Senator Susan Collins - one of the widest margins of any incumbent United States Senator in the nation – it’s utterly natural for your opponent to desperately try to become relevant. Democrat Shenna Bellows has been doing just that in her quixotic quest to unseat Susan Collins. That’s to be […]