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The Secret File on Eliot Cutler
As I walked down the corridors of the Ralph Owen Brewster Hospice for Decaying Political Ideals, there were no indications of despair, pain, or misery.
In memory of Brewster
| August 05, 2011
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
| May 06, 2011
Flotsam and jetsam
The list of young Maine politicians with serious prospects of someday being elected to higher office is shorter than Governor Paul LePage's temper.
| March 04, 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
| February 11, 2011
Rosa Scarcelli is running for the US Senate in 2012. Her husband is still running away from what he did in the 2010 gubernatorial race.
Rosa Scarcelli's Senate run
| January 07, 2011
With the end of the long primary campaign, Mainers are facing an ugly reality.
| June 11, 2010
Everywhere I go, people keep asking me, “Who’s going to win the election?” Often, my answer depends on my mood (which ranges from bad to horrendous).
Who's going to win the election?
| June 04, 2010
Take this to the polls
Our endorsements for the June 8 elections
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| June 04, 2010
Wrote a song for everyone
Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
| May 07, 2010
Playing the woman card
Someone's already playing the woman card in the Maine gubernatorial race, but it's not either of the female candidates running for governor (Rosa Scarcelli and...
| March 16, 2010
Weapon of choice
As amazing as it seems in this age of 24-hour-a-day punditry, there are still issues about which it is permissible not to have an opinion.
| February 19, 2010
A fool for everyone
Time to dispose of a few inconsequential gubernatorial candidates.
Trimming the flab from the governor's race
| January 22, 2010
Instead of cuts: guts
Let’s assume, reader, that you’re concerned about economic and social justice. For those in real need — people who are poor, sick, old, mentally ill, addicted, disabled — you want decent care. You’re concerned, too, about proper funding of schools, commu
Raise taxes on the rich? Only one candidate says ‘yes’?
| January 08, 2010
Gifts of the magi
OK, so math isn't Poliquin's strong point. And he's a little shaky on consistency. But are those minor flaws enough to convince Santa to leave coal in his stocking?
Who's on the naughty list?
| December 25, 2009
Virtue and vice
The problem with being virtuous (or so I'm told) is that it has almost nothing to do with actual virtue.
The Maine Clean Election Act plays the errant-strumpet trumpet
| December 11, 2009
The winner and other losers
By my count, there are approximately 14,308 people running for governor of Maine.
The governor's race, brought to you by “Internet Riches Made Easy”
| October 09, 2009
Sins and promises
Let's suppose you wanted Maine's next governor to be somebody who'd create jobs.
Keeping tabs on the tweets of gubernatorial twits
| September 11, 2009
There are some important qualities I'd like to see in the next governor of Maine. But they're all pretty boring. So let's get to what I wouldn't like to see.
| July 03, 2009
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
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| January 01, 1900
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