Politics

Vice President Mike Pence used a quick trip to Hermon on Monday to reiterate the president’s central reelection argument that Democratic challenger Joe Biden is a “Trojan horse” for the “radical left” who will drive the American economy into a depression.

Kris Bridges / For Maine Public

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden and his Republican challenger Dale Crafts agreed on some broad themes during an hourlong 2nd District debate on Maine Public Thursday night.

Meg Kelly / NPR

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden found little common ground in the final debate of the 2020 election. Both attacked one another’s records on a number of issues — including on racial justice and immigration.

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There are no TV or radio ads, or any of the other traditional trappings of a campaign for a statewide office. But behind the scenes, several candidates are seeking to replace Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, who is termed out.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

The Green Party candidate for president of the United States is in Maine on Wednesday to highlight a platform centered around a Green New Deal, economic equality, universal health care and a halt to nuclear arms.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine voters have set a state record for use of absentee ballots with two weeks still to go before Election Day.

Kris Bridges / For Maine Public

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, and GOP challenger Jay Allen squared off in Augusta last night at a Maine Public 1st District debate that largely reflected the country’s partisan divide fundamental issues.

Mal Leary / Maine Public

Maine Senate Democrats are vowing to introduce legislation next year that would require the identity of the funders behind intentionally biased news websites be publicly disclosed.

Murray Carpenter / For Maine Public

With just two weeks of campaigning left, Vice President Mike Pence held a rally just outside of Bangor today. Speaking to hundreds of supporters, Pence touted the administration’s accomplishments and made the case for another Trump victory in northern Maine, where the president earned a single electoral college vote in 2016.

Michael Perez / Associated Press

Maine Democrats held a virtual press call in response to Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Hermon on Monday.

This week on Maine's Political Pulse:

— The candidates in the U.S. Senate race make their final arguments during the home stretch of the campaign

— The historic flood of campaign cash in that race

Republican Sen. Susan Collins defended her votes to confirm judges to the federal judiciary.

Democratic challenger and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon pressed Collins on the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Independent Lisa Savage earnestly touted the benefits of Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

And Max Linn shelved the theatrics he’s previously used to garner attention to portray himself as the only candidate who isn’t serving party masters.

Kris Bridges / For Maine Public

The most expensive campaign in Maine history continues apace as the leading candidates in the high-profile U.S. Senate race draw staggering amounts of cash from across the country.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

With less than a month until the election, the four candidates in the race for Maine’s U.S. Senate seat sharply diverged on health care, economic assistance during the pandemic, the Supreme Court confirmation process and other topics during a live debate aired on Maine Public Thursday night from the Augusta Civic Center.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden and Republican Dale Crafts squared off in a debate Thursday night on WABI TV for who will represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

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