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Maine Calling speaks with the candidates as part of Maine Public’s Your Vote 2018 coverage.

Maine Governor Paul LePage
www.dallasvoice.com/File

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor’s position on Social Security.

LePage’s political foes criticized a news release from his office last week that they said categorized Social Security, Medicare payments, Medicaid and unemployment insurance benefits as forms of "welfare, pure and simple." LePage’s campaign said the governor doesn’t think Social Security is welfare and that Democrats took his words out of context.

Republican candidate for Governor Walt Havenstein
Jennifer Hauck, Valley News

The state's Ballot Law Commission will hear evidence about whether Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein can run for office.

A hearing is set for 9:30 Monday morning.
 

Democrats say he was a resident of Maryland in 2010 and 2011. Candidates for governor must live in New Hampshire for at least seven years. They point to a tax break Havenstein got on his Maryland condominium as evidence he was not a New Hampshire resident during those years.

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Angus King, former Governor and current Independent Candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he is running and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Angus King's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, the incumbant, and Democratic candidate for First District seat in the November Election.

Host Keith Shortall asked her why she wants another term, and which issues she believes are most important to the people of her district.

Chellie Pingree's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Cynthia Dill, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the November Election. Cynthia serves in the Maine Senate, representing District 7, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough.

Host Keith Shortall asked her why she is running and which issues she believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Cynthia Dill's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Danny Dalton an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election. He has experience working with several agencies of the Federal Government, and has served in the US Air Force, Army, the Reserves and the National Guard. He currently is a Maine small business owner and manufacturer in Bath.

Host Keith Shortall asked him about which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Charlie Summers the Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election, and currently Maine's Secretary of State. He has experience as a small businessman and is a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for the Senate and which issues he thinks are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Charlie Summers website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Kevin Raye, the Maine Senate President, and the Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the November Election.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Kevin Raye website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Jon Courtney, a Springvale resident, the Maine Senate Majority Leader, and the Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District seat in the November Election.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

John Courtney website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continues with Andrew Ian Dodge, a Harpswell resident, and independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election. Andrew is a Libertarian and has been active in the Tea Party in Maine.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he is running for the Senate and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Andrew Ian Dodge's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews with the men and women running for national office begins with Steve Woods an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election. He is a Maine business owner and currently is Chairman of the Yarmouth Town Council.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he is running and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Steve Woods website

  The last in our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews was with William Schneider, Maine's Attorney General and a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

 William Schneider's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Bruce Poliquin, Maine's State Treasurer and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Bruce Poliquin's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Cynthia Dill, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked her why she's running for office and which issues she believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Cynthia Dill's website

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