Saturday, May 25, 2013
Maine’s U.S. Senate race has something for everyone – left, right or center.
And on Friday, candidates of all stripes will be casting for votes at three different public forums in southern and coastal Maine.
The six Republican candidates are scheduled to be at a forum Friday at 7 at Camden Hills High School in Rockport. They are: Former Maine Sen. Rick Bennett, businessman Scott D’Amboise, Maine Sen. Debra Plowman, Maine Treasurer Bruce Poliquin, Attorney General William Schneider and Secretary of State Charlie Summers.
The four Democrats are scheduled to be at a forum at 7 p.m. at Kennebunk Town Hall. They are Maine Sen. Cynthia Dill, former Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, Maine Rep. Jon Hinck and businessman Benjamin Pollard.
Not to be left out, independent former Gov. Angus King will be at a forum at 5:30 at the University of New England’s Blewett Hall, 716 Stevens Avenue in Portland.
The event is being organized by No Labels, a national group trying to reduce partisanship in Congress. It also will feature Eliot Cutler, former independent candidate for governor, and Bill Gallston, a co-founder of No Labels.Tweet
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John Richardson joined the Press Herald in 1990 after working as a reporter in New Jersey. He has covered a variety of beats, including marine issues, the environment and health care. He is now covering politics and focusing on Maine's U.S. Senate race.
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Colin Woodard has covered politics and elections for more than two decades, from Bosnia and Bucharest to Washington, D.C., Augusta, and Portland City Hall. He has written for a wide range of national and international publications and is the author of four books, including "American Nations," a history of North America's regional cultures. He joined the Portland Press Herald at the end of April and covers political finance and lobbying, among other things.
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Susan Cover has covered Maine politics for 10 years and worked in Kansas, Ohio and Rhode Island as a reporter. This year, she is focusing on covering the same-sex marriage debate for MaineToday Media.
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Michael Shepherd joined MaineToday Media in May 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono, where he edited The Maine Campus, the student newspaper there. Until November he'll be writing the Truth Test, a recurring feature analyzing political statements and advertising.
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