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Maine moves toward presidential primaries with ranked voting

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Legislature sent a proposal to the governor Wednesday to ditch the state's presidential caucuses for a primary system that would be the nation's first to allow voters to rank candidates.

Jun. 19, 2019 9:30 PM EDT
Maine candidates aim for civility after firebrand governor

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed against his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year tenure marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt.

Oct. 4, 2018 4:15 PM EDT
Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders gained roars of approval from a friendly crowd on Monday as he called for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party into a grassroots movement founded on the tenets of his unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign: fighting against the billionaire class and rigged economic and political systems.

Apr. 17, 2017 10:15 PM EDT
Maine governor leaves obscene voicemail on lawmaker's phone

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said "I am after you" and telling reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge the lawmaker to a duel and point a gun between his eyes.

Aug. 26, 2016 1:37 PM EDT