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maine politics
  • Published
    February 13, 2015

    Poliquin becomes ‘Mr. Speaker’ … for an hour

    In a common ritual for freshman lawmakers on the majority party, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin took the speaker's rostrum on Friday in the House chamber.

  • Published
    February 12, 2015

    Could minimum wage debate affect 2016 race in 2nd District?

    Two Democratic city councilors who have expressed interest in running for Congress have staked out different stances on raising the Queen City's minimum wage. If Joe Baldacci and Ben Sprague run, that could affect a primary, where small divides between candidates can look wide.

  • Published
    February 10, 2015

    Don’t worry, ACA opponents: Poliquin still wants to roll back the law

    Rep. Bruce Poliquin voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act, but he's still working on rolling back some of the law's core elements. That should placate some on the right.

  • Published
    February 9, 2015

    Introducing Up Country

    Introducing Up Country, a Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel blog following politics in Maine's 2nd Congressional District, its new congressman, Republican Bruce Poliquin and the exploits of his potential 2016 rivals.