Gubernatorial Candidates’ Statements on Question 3

I have been rather vocal about my opinion on Question 3.  I thought it was time to give some others a chance.  I have presented some candidate views on Question 3 in one handy place.  An analysis of these views will be coming this weekend.  Read their views after the cut. (Hat tip to Dirigo Blue for the Dem opinions) Continue reading

Weekly Blog Round-Up: Gubernatorial Inerviews, Marriage, & More.

A  round-up of stories published Oct 11th – Oct 17th at The Maine View and from other Maine blogs Continue reading

The Fight for the Female Vote Continues

Coming on the heals of a piece analyzing Steve Rowe’s attempt to secure the female vote two other Democratic candidates have followed suit.  As reported in an update to the Rowe article, Rosa Scarcelli will be continuing her listening tour.  The tour has three stops, titled “Breakfast of Champions”, sponsored by the Maine Women’s Policy Center.  Libby Mitchell also attended two of the “BoC” meetings.  “‘Champion’ is the word of the past two days,” Mitchell said on her Facbook page this morning. “I enjoyed a chance to attend the Maine Women’s Lobby Breakfast of Champions in Bangor yesterday morning and in Portland today. Last night I traveled to Freeport for The Maine Children’…;s Alliance “Champions for Children” celebration where I was invited to speak. I’m proud of all of the hard work being done in Maine on behalf of women and children!”  There’s more.  The Women Under Forty PAC has announced they endorse Rosa Scarcelli for governor.  The battle for the Maine’s female voters will be fierce among the Democrats and things are clearly just getting started.  Read the full release on the WUFPAC announcement after the cut. Continue reading

Steve Rowe and the Women Vote

Former Senate President Beth Edmonds has released a statement asking for contributions to the Steven Rowe campaign. Beth Edmonds served four terms in the State Senate and was elected Senate President in 2003, making her the second woman to serve in that position.  Environmental groups, LGBT rights groups, labor, and educational groups supported Edmonds in her 2006 run for senate, which she won. Edmonds also has been involved with the National Organization for Women. Continue reading

Legal Memorandum Challenges Yes On 1 Claims

The No On 1/Protect Maine Equality has released a challenge to the “Laycock Letter” use in the recent Yes On 1 campaigns.   You can read the Laycock letter here (pdf warning)

The NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign today slammed the latest attempt by the Yes campaign to distract voters from the real issues surrounding Question 1.  On Thursday, the Yes campaign produced — for the first time — a letter by University of Michigan law professor Douglas Laycock to Gov. John Baldacci urging him not to sign the bill unless it contained certain provisions Laycock claimed would address religious liberty. Continue reading

Maine Gubernatorial Primary Poll Update 9/13

The Maine View’s gubernatorial primary polls have been open for about 5 days now.  The response has been great.  A total of 262 votes have been cast so far.  If you have already voted thank you.  Tell a friend or fellow supporter of your candidate to vote as well.  If you haven’t voted yet, well there’s no time like the present.  Graphs and analysis after the cut. Continue reading