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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Eye on Augusta: Camden Democrat Announces Run for State House
    Democrat Victoria Doudera of Camden announced Tuesday that she will run for House District 94, which includes the towns of Camden, Rockport and Islesboro. “As a realtor, I see firsthand the issues around rising property taxes . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Organic Farmer Challenging Sutton for House Seat
    Independent Bill Pluecker of Warren has filed to run for the State House against incumbent Rep. Paula Sutton (R-Warren) for House District 95, which comprises the towns of Warren, Appleton, Hope and part of Union. Pluecker and . . .
  • Jeff Evangelos Running for His Old House Seat
    Independent Jeff Evangelos of Friendship announced this week that he will be running for his old House District 91 seat, which comprises the towns of Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and west Union. A retired public administrator . . .
  • Jayne Crosby Giles Announces Candidacy for Maine Senate
    Republican Jayne Crosby Giles is running for Maine Senate District 11, which comprises all of the towns in Waldo County. Giles served two terms in the Maine House from 2006 to 2010, first on the powerful Appropriations Committee . . .
  • Sean Faircloth Is Running for Governor
    Bangor City Councilor Sean Faircloth announced last week that he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor. Faircloth says he is the candidate to get “Bernie-style progressive results.” “The issue for me is the same issue during . . .
  • Former Obama Appointee Running for Lincoln County Senate Seat
    Former labor official Laura Fortman of Nobleboro is running for state Senate District 13 in Lincoln County. Fortman has a long history of working on labor issues, having served as the executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Rep. Erin Herbig Launches Campaign for Waldo County Senate Seat
    House Democratic Leader Erin Herbig (D-Belfast) announced her run for the Waldo County state senate seat at an event on Tuesday. Herbig, who is in her fourth term in the Maine House, is hoping to replace Republican Mike Thibodeau . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Shawn Moody Is Running for Governor Again
    Businessman Shawn Moody of Gorham announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor at a campaign event Tuesday. The Gorham native, who owns the Moody’s Collision Center chain, called himself a . . .
  • Independent Alan Caron Running for Governor
    Independent Alan Caron of Freeport is the latest candidate to jump into the race for the Blaine House. Caron, who has spent much of his career working as a consultant to businesses and nonprofits, said in a statement that his priority . . .
  • Green Independent Candidate Running for Governor
    Green Independent Betsy Marsano of Waldo announced her candidacy for governor last week. In a statement, Marsano said she pledges to “represent the disillusioned” by running as a Clean Elections candidate and without the . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Thibodeau Announces Run for Governor
    Senate President Mike Thibodeau (R-Waldo Cty.) announced this week that he is running for governor. In a campaign video released Tuesday, the Winterport Republican touted his business experience and his part in successfully . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Mark Dion Also Running for Governor
    Sen. Mark Dion (D-Portland) announced last week that he is running for governor. In a statement, the former Cumberland County Sheriff said he will be a governor “with the courage to listen, not just speak” and will have “the strength to break . . .”
  • Campaign 2018 News Roundup: Collins to Announce  Whether She Will Run for Governor
    Sen. Susan Collins will make her long-awaited announcement on whether she will run for governor sometime next week, according to spokesperson Annie Clark. Collins has told various news outlets that she is trying to decide . . .
  • Eye on Augusta: Ken Fredette Is Running for Governor
    House Republi- can Leader Ken Fredette (R-Newport) announced his campaign for governor last week with the slogan “Stay the Course.” As a loyal foot soldier for Gov. Paul LePage, Fredette has made a name for himself by blocking . . .
  • Democratic Leader Running for Congress, Poliquin Strikes Back
    Assistant Maine House Majority Leader Jared Golden (D-Lewiston) is the latest Democrat to announce a run for the 2nd District Congressional seat held by Republican Bruce Poliquin. First elected to the Maine House in 2014 . . .
  • Islesboro Businessman Running for Congress
    Democrat Craig Olson of Islesboro announced last week that he is running for the 2nd District Congressional seat currently held by Republican Bruce Poliquin
  • Libertarian Announces Run Against Sen. King
    Our Continuing Coverage of Announced Candidates for Next Year’s Gubernatorial, Senate & Congressional Races — This week, three more Mainers have declared their candidacies
  • Libertarian to Run Against Poliquin
    Our Continuing Coverage of Announced Candidates for Next Year’s Gubernatorial, Senate & Congressional Races — This week, three more Mainers have declared their candidacies
  • Diane Russell Running for Governor
    Our Continuing Coverage of Announced Candidates for Next Year’s Gubernatorial, Senate & Congressional Races — This week, three more Mainers have declared their candidacies
  • Eye on Augusta: Democrats Jumping Into Race to Unseat Bruce Poliquin
    Former state Senate candidate Jonthan Fulford of Monroe and Bar Harbor restauranteur Tim Rich have both announced plans to run for the 2nd Congressional district seat currently held by Bruce Poliquin. Fulford owns . . .
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