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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
| May 06, 2011
Out of ideas
I'm trying to help the Maine Democratic Party by coming up with a slogan for its big comeback attempt in the 2012 election.
Lending a hand to the Maine Democratic Party
| February 11, 2011
In a perfect world: Ranked-choice voting
My unbiased analysis of the 2010 Maine gubernatorial election reveals that most voters didn't want any of the candidates to win. The proof? A sizable majority voted against each of them.
Make that "fraud"
| November 26, 2010
In the final days of a tight gubernatorial race, the campaigns tend to get desperate, then frantic, then crazy. That progression leads to increasingly wacky attacks on the opposition, few of which turn out to be true, although many of them ought to be.
Candidates in their final, desperate moments
| October 29, 2010
How progressive are Maine's gubernatorial candidates?
Political rhetoric is cheap. Does a candidate have specific, practical proposals that are fresh approaches to stubborn problems? Or are their ideas irresponsible?
The gubernatorial candidates' specific ideas to make Maine better (or worse)
| October 22, 2010
Infographic: Maine's would-be governors of 2010
How gubernatorial candidates Eliot Cutler, Paul LePage, Elizabeth Mitchell, Shawn Moody, and Kevin Scott measure up.
Their ideas for changing Maine, from a progressive perpspective
| October 22, 2010
UMaine newspaper endorses Moody
Our gubernatorial endorsement comes out in tomorrow's paper. In the meantime, check out this longshot Shawn Moody endorsement from The Maine Campus. The Maine Green...
| October 19, 2010
What women want
It doesn't make much sense, on the surface. In the 60 years since Maine made history by being the first state to send a woman to the United States Congress, women have been regular, and stalwart, members of Maine's Washington delegation. But the state’s
And what they need to run — and win — in Maine
| October 15, 2010
Over before it started
It's finished. The gubernatorial candidates can cancel all remaining campaign appearances.
Cancel the campaigns
| October 01, 2010
Addicted to distraction
I have just finished conducting extensive scientific experiments that required me to wear a white lab coat, to order my deformed assistant to dig up corpses from fresh graves, and to combine common household chemicals in plastic soda bottles. The result
Mad political science
| August 27, 2010
Independent Shawn Moody of Gorham could become the next governor of Maine.
What stands in Shawn Moody's way
| July 16, 2010
Setting the stage for November
It's been more than a week since the June 8 primary election, which saw Republican PAUL LEPAGE (Waterville mayor and Marden's exec) beat a large field of better-financed competitors, and LIBBY MITCHELL (state senate president) pull out ahead of the D
| June 18, 2010
Spookin' the horses
Move over, Freddy Krueger. Here come the real scary monsters: Libby Mitchell and Paul LePage.
Scary trumps stupid every time
| June 18, 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
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