• Decision 2022 November 9, 2022 7:39 pm

    Connecting With People is ‘Most Important Thing' in a Campaign, Mills Says After Latest Win

    In a decisive win, Maine voters re-elected Democratic Gov. Janet Mills to a second term. Around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, NBC News had projected Mills as the winner of a fierce gubernatorial race between her and her arch-rival, the state’s former governor, Republican Paul LePage. The next morning, Mills spent time at Becky’s Diner on Portland’s waterfront, even...

  • Decision 2022 November 9, 2022 12:41 am

    Maine Chooses Incumbent Gov. Mills Over Fiery Ex-Gov. LePage, NBC News Projects

    On Election Day, Maine voters faced two familiar and starkly different gubernatorial candidates: the Democratic incumbent, who presents herself as pragmatic and bipartisan, and a Republican former governor whose bombast and brashness defied niceties — and sometimes generated national headlines. During the campaign, Democratic Gov. Janet Mills promoted her stewardship through the pandemic. She boosted the state’s rainy day fund…

  • Decision 2022 November 7, 2022 6:17 pm

    Mills and LePage Make Final Push in Maine Governor's Race

    There’s only one day left before two of Maine’s political titans find out who voters will choose as the state’s next governor. Competing against independent candidate Sam Hunkler are the state’s former governor, Paul LePage, a Republican, and the state’s current governor, Janet Mills, a Democrat. The major party candidates are arch-rivals with long records, which has led to...

  • Maine November 4, 2022 2:35 pm

    Mills, LePage Debate for a Final Time in Race for Maine Governor

    Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage made reference to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ comment about inflation being “a distraction” in their final debate Thursday evening, attempting to show she was out of touch at a time of high energy, gasoline and food costs. The incumbent defended her track record through the tumultuous pandemic and vowed to help struggling Mainers while urging…

  • Maine October 28, 2022 2:47 pm

    Mills, LePage Differ Sharply on Maine's Economic Health

    Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and former two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage had starkly different views of the state’s economy as things got feisty during their fourth debate Thursday evening. LePage went on the attack against the incumbent, suggesting the economy has gone to pot since he left office in 2019 and that Mills’ policies were a big contributor to inflationary…

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