Category Archives: State Politics

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 […]

Radio host claims immigrant rights groups seek to “enslave the poor to the new plantation.”

Ray Richardson | Facebook/WLOB

Maine NAACP leaders today strongly criticized conservative radio host Ray Richardson for comparing public assistance programs to slavery and groups working on poverty and immigration issues to plantation owners. In a recent column for the Portland Daily Sun, Richardson attacked organizations including the NAACP, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine Equal Justice Partners, the […]