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November 27, 2012 10:32 AM Olympia Snowe's Mixed Signals

In February, the political establishment here in Maine was rocked by Sen. Olympia’s Snowe’s late and entirely surprising announcement that she would not seek reelection. The Senate, she said, had become a frustrating place, where “an atmosphere of polarization and...

By Colin Woodard

October 29, 2012 8:15 AM Who is the Future U.S. Senator from Maine?

Last February, my home state of Maine was thrust into the national political spotlight by US Senator Olympia Snowe’s sudden and surprising announcement that she was abandoning her reelection bid. Democrats saw an opportunity to flip a seat long held...

By Colin Woodard

August 21, 2012 7:15 AM Marc Thiessen stretches to claim “Maine is not lost” to GOP Senate hopeful

Washington Post opinion writer Marc Thiessen raised plenty of eyebrows here in Maine recently with his claim that “Maine is not lost” to the Republican U.S. Senate caucus. GOP nominee Charlie Summers, Maine’s Secretary of State, is showing signs of...

By Colin Woodard

August 13, 2012 4:19 PM Sen. Collins Marries Friend, Mentor

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) got married for the first time this weekend in her hometown of Caribou, Maine to political consultant Thomas A Daffron III in a small private ceremony. It’s her first marriage, his second. As my recent profile...

By Colin Woodard

July 12, 2012 8:11 AM What Makes Maine Gov. Paul LePage Tick So Strangely?

This week, Maine Governor Paul LePage has once again been in the national news for all the wrong reasons. To refresh your memory, he’s the same guy who, on the eve of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday decided...

By Colin Woodard