Your Vote 2020

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Mainers head to the polls Tuesday, July 14, to vote in the state’s primary elections – that is, unless they have already voted. In this primary election, voters will choose candidates from their respective parties to vie for seats in the general election Nov. 3. Voters of all party affiliations will also weigh in on two bond issues.

Maine election officials are hopeful that a surge in absentee voting requests won't delay results of Tuesday's primary election.

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Democrats are dominating absentee ballot requests in Maine ahead of next week’s primary, as a new poll showed a significant majority of Republicans intend to vote on Election Day in the 2nd District, signaling a stark partisan divide on one major coronavirus precaution.

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Morning Edition's Irwin Gratz spoke with Maine Public's Chief Political Correspondent Steve Mistler and Senior Political Reporter Mal Leary ahead of Maine's state primary Tuesday.

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In a candidate forum hosted by Maine Public on Thursday, the three Republicans seeking their party’s nomination in the 2nd Congressional District challeged each other’s business resumes, conservatism and campaign styles.

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Two years ago, the race for Maine's 2nd Congressional District seat generated millions of dollars in spending to influence voters. The source of a good chunk of that money was secret, thanks in part to loopholes in federal election law that are routinely exploited by both conservative and liberal groups. Now, the winner of that election, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, wants to close those loopholes.

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Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, the presumed frontrunner in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, used Monday’s Maine Public debate to tout her policy goals if she’s able to knock off incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in November.

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Next week, Maine voters will decide whether to borrow $120 million between two infrastructure bond questions. But with the pandemic underway, and its resulting economic recession, it’s not yet clear how many of them will cast a ballot.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon raised more money between April and June 24 than the incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins for the second quarter in a row.

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This week, Maine Public’s Irwin Gratz speaks with Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary and Statehouse Bureau Chief Steve Mistler about the Republican Primary in the 2nd Congressional District.

Historically, the district has leaned conservative, and it did vote for Donald Trump in 2016. But it was represented for years by a Democrat, Mike Michaud, and Democrat Jared Golden won the seat back from the GOP in 2018.

The race to challenge Golden has drawn three Republican contenders.

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In the wake of this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on an abortion case, Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has come under renewed attack for her vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh two years ago. Collins continues to defend her support of Kavanaugh, and she says she believes that she will be reelected in November.

Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is under renewed political scrutiny Monday for supporting the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, in the wake of the Court’s divided decision that struck down a Louisiana law restricting abortion.

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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two primary candidates to learn about their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

We speak with two Republican primary candidates for election to the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd Congressional District. They'll discuss their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.


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As part of Maine Public's coverage of election issues throughout the year, we feature this Your Vote 2020 interview with candidates who will be on the ballot during the primary election on July 14.

Two Democratic primary candidates for U.S. Senate will be interviewed to learn about their views on current events, the issues they are prioritizing, and what they feel voters need to know about them.

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