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A former Google executive and senior adviser to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his bid to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

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Retired Air Force Gen. Jon Treacy from Oxford has withdrawn from the race to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ Senate seat.

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A longtime community organizer and school teacher from Solon is vying to become the Green Independent Party nominee in next year’s U.S. Senate race.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins continues to build a formidable war chest for her likely 2020 reelection bid, even as she was outpaced last quarter by Democratic challenger Sara Gideon.

Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 8 p.m. NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time.

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Twelve of the Democrats seeking their party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential race will take the debate stage Tuesday evening, but Maine political scientists say few voters are paying much attention.

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Former state Rep. Dale Crafts has become the latest Republican to announce his bid to run for Maine's 2nd Congressional District and unseat Democrat Jaren Golden.

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Maine Republicans rallied outside of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden’s Lewiston office on Tuesday to protest what they say is his lack of support for President Donald Trump.

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As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump slogs forward, Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins faces a big dilemma — again.

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Adrienne Bennett, a former TV reporter who served as Gov. Paul LePage’s spokesperson, has entered the race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

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A retired Air Force general from Oxford has kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign. Democrat Jon Treacy will seek his party's nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins next year.
 

Treacy says he has the experience and the vision to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate. "We have such serious challenges in front of us. For instance, climate change, our issues with health care, certainly gun violence, women’s rights and those issues that need to be tackled now."

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Maine’s secretary of state's office says it's fielding some complaints from people who felt they were lied to so they would sign a petition in support of a people’s veto to strike down Maine’s vaccination requirements.

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From the implementation of ranked-choice voting in next year’s Democratic primary, to the transition from a caucus to a primary, we’ll discuss the 2020 campaign, including the departure of Susan Collins’ only primary opponent, reaction to the latest debate among the Democratic candidates and why many of them are making stops in Maine.


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Former state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn kicked off his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of the 2nd District at a diner in Auburn on Tuesday.

A self-described libertarian Republican, Brakey told a crowd of roughly 50 supporters at Rolly’s Diner that he’s running on a platform of liberty from government regulation, government-run health care and needless involvement in foreign wars.

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In August, the Pew Research Center released a poll showing a sharp increase in the number of Americans who view climate change as a major threat to the well-being of the country ⁠— from 40 percent in 2013 to 57 percent now. And it is of particular concern to Democratic voters, as reflected by the emergence of climate change as a leading issue in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.

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