All posts by Mike Tipping

Mike Tipping

About Mike Tipping

Mike writes about Maine politics and policy with a focus on analysis and explanation. He works at the Maine People's Alliance and Maine People's Resource Center, writes a political column for the Portland Press Herald

Races I’ll be watching tonight

Obviously I’ll be on the edge of my seat tonight (and probably into tomorrow as well) to hear the results in the race for governor and the Second Congressional District, which both promise to be very close. Control of the State Senate may also be challenged tonight, and there are a number of legislative races […]

Republican Party begins spending to boost Cutler

Governor Paul LePage slaps Eliot Cutler's hand at a debate in Portland on Wednesday morning. - Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Over the weekend, registered Democrats in the Portland area began receiving a strange flier from the Maine Republican Party in the mail. While ostensibly an attack piece against Congressman Mike Michaud, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, the mailer also provides positive information about independent candidate Eliot Cutler. Based on the content of the flier and its […]

Governor LePage, cover model

September, 2014 cover of The Progressive

The most recent edition of The Progressive, a national (progressive-leaning, obviously) news magazine, features a caricature of Governor Paul LePage front and center on its cover, riding a rocket or bomb labeled ALEC along with other Republican governors. The magazine’s cover story, written by Abby Scher and titled “Paul LePage, Maine’s Embarassment,” discusses the closeness […]