Your Vote 2020

Maine Public’s Your Vote 2020 coverage is brought to you by AARP of Maine, The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein and MEMIC.

Mainers will visit the polls Tuesday, March 3, to cast their votes in Super Tuesday's presidential primary election. Five Democrats remain in the race, but 12 will appear on the ballot.

Mainers — party-enrolled or not — will also have an opportunity to weigh in on whether personal and philosophical exemptions should be allowed for school-mandated vaccinations.

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Biddeford native Ross LaJeunesse announced Thursday that he is ending his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

Adrienne Bennett for Congress

There are currently three Republicans seeking their party's nomination to challenge incumbent Democrat Jared Golden in this November's 2nd District Congressional contest. As part of our Your Vote 2020 election coverage Maine Public is asking each of them about the issues that pollsters have identified as being most important to Republican voters.

Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary spoke with Adrienne Bennett, who served as Press Secretary to former Gov. Paul LePage about health care, the opioid crisis and — of most concern to Republicans — taxes and spending:

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Watch Live: Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding a press conference as he falls farther behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Watch his remarks live starting at 1 p.m.

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There are currently three Republicans seeking their party’s nomination to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Golden in this November’s 2nd District Congressional contest.

As part of our Your Vote 2020 election coverage, Maine Public is asking each of them about the issues that pollsters have identified as being most important to Republican voters.

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There are currently three Republicans seeking their party’s nomination to challenge incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden in this November’s 2nd District Congressional contest.

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren ended her bid for the presidency on Thursday, acknowledging her place as the last major female candidate in the race "and all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years."

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Maine's first presidential primary election in two decades is in the books, and while the final vote tally isn't done, there is a lot to digest from the results that we do have.

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Maine voters have upheld a new state law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations required to attend school. The campaign to keep the law prevailed by a large margin in Tuesday's referendum vote.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden extended his wave of success on Super Tuesday to Maine, with about 92.27 percent of precincts reporting. He beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by a narrow margin.

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With the polls closing in a couple hours, it looks like today’s election in Maine will be marked by strong turnout. Voters seem equally interested in the party primaries and a debate over vaccination in the schools.

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Just days ahead of Super Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar made a campaign quick stop in Portland Saturday, where she took aim at President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee.

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Democratic voters in Maine and 13 other states will get their chance to weigh in on the presidential nomination contest Tuesday. It's known as Super Tuesday, and while Maine is a relatively small player in determining the outcome, several of the contenders are spending money here.

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Next week, Mainers vote on a People's Veto referendum that will affect vaccination requirements. Question 1 seeks to overturn a new state law that prevents parents from refusing to have their children vaccinated, except for medical reasons. The Yes on 1 campaign says the new law is unnecessary and infringes on personal freedom.  The No side says the law is needed to preserve public health.

SOLON, Maine - A U.S. Senate hopeful is leaving the Maine Green Independent Party to make it easier to get onto the November ballot.

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A people’s veto referendum that will determine the fate of a new Maine vaccination law is generating less campaign cash and fanfare than other recent ballot initiatives, but the sources behind the money and the messaging highlight a deep rift between the state’s leading health organizations and individuals who distrust vaccines.

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