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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters as she arrives for the Senate Republicans' policy lunch in the Capitol on Jan. 14, 2014.

Collins Averts Party Primary in Maine

The list of Republican senators facing primary challenges won’t include Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, even though she probably bucks the party line more than any other senator in her party. No Republican filed to oppose Collins in the June...

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

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A Ken Cuccinelli supporter in Richmond, Virginia, on November 5, 2013.

‘Tea-Party’ Class of Governors Eyed: Democrats See 2014 Openings

Democratic candidates seeking to pick off Republican governors in 2014 need look no further than Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe’s playbook in Virginia for a template for victory, according to the head of the party’s gubernatorial campaign arm. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin,...

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Gov. Paul LePage speaks to reporters shortly after the Maine House and Senate both voted to override his veto of the state budget, on June 26, 2013, at the State House in Augusta, Maine.

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Gov. Paul LePage speaks to reporters shortly after the Maine House and Senate both voted to override his veto of the state budget, on June 26, 2013, at the State House in Augusta, Maine.

Maine’s LePage: Obama Hates Whites

Updated at 1:30 pm EDT Maine Gov. Paul LePage, New England’s only Republican governor, told a group of supporters that President Barack Obama “hates white people,” according to an account published last night in the Portland Press Herald based on...

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Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, reacts to election results along with supporters in East Millinocket, Maine, in this 2006 file photo.

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Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, reacts to election results along with supporters in East Millinocket, Maine, in this 2006 file photo.

Maine: Michaud Makes Run for Governor Official

Rep. Michael Michaud’s campaign to unseat Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is now official. Michaud, a 58-year-old Democrat, kicked off his 2014 campaign today in Lewiston, the most populous city in a mostly rural district that he’s represented since 2003....

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

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George H.W. Bush, center, on Walker's Point, July 24, 2013.

Bush (41) Goes Bald for an Ailing Boy

The 41st president of the United States has taken a close shave. For a cause: “Solidarity” with a two-year-old cancer patient named Patrick, the son of a Secret Service agent in the Kennebunkport-based detail that protects former President George H.W....

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Gov. Paul LePage acknowledges applause before delivering his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature, on Feb. 5, 2013, at the State House in Augusta, Maine.

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Gov. Paul LePage acknowledges applause before delivering his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature, on Feb. 5, 2013, at the State House in Augusta, Maine.

LePage May Make Republicans Remember Maine

The Republican Party’s rape problem won’t quit. First it was former Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri suggesting in his failed Senate campaign that “legitimate rape” rarely results in pregnancy (he lost his 2012 contest with Sen. Claire McCaskill). More recently,...

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Rep. Michael Michaud, D-Maine, speaks during the Common Cause news conference in the Cannon House Office Building.

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Rep. Michael Michaud, D-Maine, speaks during the Common Cause news conference in the Cannon House Office Building.

Maine’s Michaud Eying Bid for Governor

Democratic Rep. Michael Michaud of Maine is taking steps to run for governor next year, underscoring his party’s commitment to unseating incumbent Republican Paul LePage. Michaud, a House member since 2003, announced today that he has created a gubernatorial “exploratory...

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Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-ME, arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 15, 2012.

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Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-ME, arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 15, 2012.

Snowe: Finding ‘Common Ground’

Olympia Snowe, the moderate Maine Republican who retired from the Senate five months ago, already is out with a book detailing some changes she would make to curb the partisanship and polarization she says have consumed Congress. In “Fighting for...

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Senators Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman hold a press conference on Capitol Hill.

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Senators Susan Collins and Joe Lieberman hold a press conference on Capitol Hill.

Maine’s Susan Collins Hones Formula for Political Survival

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is part of an endangered species: A New England Republican serving in Congress. There’s just two of them among the 33 Senate and House members representing the region’s six states — Collins and Sen. Kelly Ayotte...

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