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Your credibility's shot

He used his ability to appeal to a significant minority of the electorate to propel himself and his pals into the governor's office.
Dennis Bailey's political advice falls flat
By AL DIAMON  |  May 06, 2011

Scarcelli’s firm takes heat in Mississippi

Former gubernatorial and prospective US Senate candidate Rosa Scarcelli has had a lot of bad press of late, courtesy of her husband's role in creating an anonymous website that sought to smear another Blaine House candidate, Eliot Cutler. Now the compan
Housing slump
By COLIN WOODARD  |  February 11, 2011

Cleaning house

Maine’s government contains more than 300 boards and commissions — ranging from the influential, such as the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) and the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC), to the obscure, such as one that oversees landscape architects a
Board overhaul
By AL DIAMON  |  September 17, 2010

Endorsements, or lack thereof

The Phoenix makes no endorsement for the United States Senate. Neither Republican Susan Collins, the incumbent, nor Democratic challenger Tom Allen would agree to talk with this paper.
The Phoenix ’s picks for this election
By PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  October 29, 2008

Beatin’ the odds

Imagine this: A developer suddenly shows up in your rundown little town and announces plans for a multi-million-dollar project.  
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 16, 2008

Everybody has the right to be wrong

The late political columnist Davis Rawson once infuriated then-Speaker of the House John Martin to the point that Maine’s most powerful politician told reporters, “Davis Rawson is a drunk and a has-been.”
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 16, 2008

Young and dumb

Consider two mildly mythical Maine citizens.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 07, 2007

Voter’s Guide

The Portland Phoenix staff packaged up our hopes for a vibrant Maine and stuffed them in this Voter’s Guide.
Endorsements for races for the Portland city council, the state House of Representatives, the State Senate, the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and, of course, the governor.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 01, 2006

Law to address state ethics shortcomings

Three weeks after the Portland Phoenix first reported that Maine Turnpike Authority officials had been treated to a $1342 dinner at a posh Portland restaurant, Governor John Baldacci has asked all so-called “independent” state agencies to adopt a co
Baldacci responds to abuses first revealed in the Phoenix
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 23, 2006

E-ZPass on ethics

On June 20, the Maine Turnpike Authority’s five top executives and four of their consultants had one of their “management dinners,” which the authority has held every month or so for eight years.
Turnpike executives cruise past the state’s ethics rules
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 03, 2006

They wanna be governor

In our typical Portland Phoenix format, here’s a one-by-one look at all the folks who claim they want to be Maine’s next governor. (In our book, anyone crazy enough to say they want that job probably has done something to karmically deserve it.)
Primary Election 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 01, 1900