Monthly Archives: October 2013

Was it civil of the Gov to declare a civil emergency?

Partisan lines were quickly drawn when Gov. Paul LePage declared a civil emergency in response to the government shutdown. Was the governor justified and/or was the reaction overblown? Why did the Governor only brief Republican legislators and no Democrats about his decision? Political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman appeared on the MORNING REPORT to […]

Central Cumberland County poll: LePage winning, Plummer in trouble, Diamond strong

I recently received some surprising polling results for Senate District 26, which includes a handful of communities in central Cumberland county. (The district is currently SD12 but, due to re-districting, it will become SD 26 in 2014 when Hollis is taken out and replaced with Baldwin.) In a district where Gov. Paul LePage is winning […]