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Debates

The Portland Press Herald, WGME 13 and WGAN radio sponsored debates in the Republican and Democratic primaries for the U.S. Senate. WGME 13 and 560 WGAN broadcast both debates.

The four Democrats debated on Tuesday, June 5 and the six Republican candidates met in debate Saturday, June 9. Listen to both recorded debates.

Candidate Statements

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Rick Bennett
Republican
Scott D'Amboise
Republican
Cynthia Dill
Democrat
Matt Dunlap
Democrat
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Jon Hinck
Democrat
Debra Plowman
Republican
Bruce Poliquin
Republican
Ben Pollard
Democrat
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Bill Schneider
Republican
Charlie Summers
Republican





Campaign Finances


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of contributions to the twelve candidates running for Olympia Snowe's Senate seat.



Explore the interactive chart showing the campaign finances of Maine's U.S. Senate candidates.



Campaign stories

Money separates candidates


Poliquin's rivals criticize his ads featuring LePage
The Senate candidate's TV spot and mailer imply the governor's support, but LePage isn't endorsing anyone.

King, Poliquin lead so far in fundraising for period
But other candidates in the Senate race haven't provided numbers yet for the stretch that ended May 23.

Democratic Senate candidates promise King a fight
The four Democrats seeking the nomination appeal for support and attack the GOP and former Gov. Angus King.

Rivals hit Poliquin on pike widening
The GOP U.S. Senate hopeful draws criticism for backing a 1991 initiative to stop a turnpike expansion.

Political Notebook: Unlcear why Poliquin is targeted
Is state treasurer the frontrunner in the six-way Republican U.S. Senate primary race?



Truth Test archives

Reporter Michael Shepherd gives the Truth Test to political comments, quotes and ads.

Bruce Poliquin's 'Bold Conservative' ad: Mostly true


Profiles

Rick Bennett
May 21, 1012
Bennett tries for a comeback

Cynthia Dill
May 30, 2012
Cynthia Dill trumpets values, makes waves

Scott D'Amboise
May 22, 1012
D'Amboise digging in against the 'Snowe clones''

Matt Dunlap
May 31, 2012
Dunlap: Credibility as 'an average guy'

Debra Plowman
May 23, 1012
Pro-business, conservative Plowman has 'strong voice'

Jon Hinck
June 1, 2012
Hinck keys on workers, environment

William Schneider
May 25, 2012
Schneider known for strong resume, character

Ben Pollard
June 4, 2012
Pollard a moderate, idealist

Charlie Summers
May 29, 2012
Summers well-known, a 'better candidate' than in 2008





True? False? Or somewhere in between?


Reporter Michael Shepherd gives the Truth Test Jon Hinck's statement about GE and finds it false
Read the full Truth Test













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