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Democratic New Jersey Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker made a campaign stop Saturday at Thompson’s point in Portland, where he spoke to a crowd of about 250 people about the need for nuclear energy and gun licensing. He also touched on other big themes in his campaign.

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Democratic Gov. Janet Mills will allow a bill to become law next year that extends Maine’s landmark ranked-choice voting system to be used in presidential elections.

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Maine's first-term Democratic congressman says he's not going to take a side in the state's much-watched U.S. Senate race featuring Republican Susan Collins.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, will visit Maine Saturday to promote his presidential bid.

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There's been a recent surge in Democratic presidential candidates visiting Maine, as New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced Tuesday that he'll campaign in Portland on Saturday. The flurry of campaign stops — three in a little over a week — illustrate a new electoral landscape for independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who dominated the Democratic caucuses in Maine in 2016. Sanders on Sunday drew a sellout crowd for a rally at the State Theatre in Portland, but his candidacy and his supporters are confronting a new political dynamic that the progressive firebrand from Vermont helped create.

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Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold two presidential campaign events in Portland over Labor Day weekend.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg revved up a capacity crowd at the State Theatre in Portland Thursday, in the first of what's expected to be a series of visits from White House hopefuls to Maine.

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At a forum set up by the Trump campaign, several business owners endorsed the President’s economic policies as mostly helping them and the state to prosper.

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will visit Maine Thursday when he attends a grassroots meeting in Portland.

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A Maine group that can shield the identities of its donors is ramping up efforts to erode support for Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins ahead of her anticipated reelection bid.

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The non-partisan Cook Report, which analyzes political contests across the nation has changed its take on the 2020 Maine U.S. Senate election from “leaning Republican” to a “toss-up.”

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The lead campaign committee for Republican U.S. Senate candidates has deployed mobile billboards in Portland and Freeport depicting Democratic candidate Betsy Sweet as being in the company of far left politicians. The ads are actually intended to help Sweet’s campaign.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon has admitted to a campaign finance violation, and some believe it could hurt her campaign.

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Democrats at the national level and in Maine are using a multipronged strategy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2020. The plan includes the creation of a new nonprofit group that can shield its donors and operate in a legal gray area that has been increasingly exploited by political organizations in recent elections.

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Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon is announcing her bid to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.  The Freeport Democrat announced her candidacy in a press statement and video that attempted to portray Collins as out of touch with Mainers.

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