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Allow me to make a bold prediction.

Voter turnout for Maine’s 2014 Primary Elections on June 10 will be absolutely dismal.

Taxpayers across Maine will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for an absolute non-event; an utter waste of time and resources, all in the name of a Democratic process that doesn’t work without a contest. 342 more words

All Along The Watchtower

Governor Paul LePage continues to lead his two rivals for the Blaine House on Facebook, picking up 341 new likes for his re-election campaign page…

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Weekly Round-Up # 6: Get Your Wonk On

As noted in the last “round-up” post, the students in Maine Government are now fully focused on analytical research papers on a Maine policy issue of their choice. 281 more words

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Update: Tracking the Campaigns

Governor Paul LePage made the greatest gains on Facebook over the last two weeks, but his Democratic challenger Mike Michaud led the three-man race on Twitter with a 5 percent jump in followers. 269 more words

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Weekly Round-Up # 5: From Blogging to Analytical Research

Our Maine Government class blog has been dormant for a few weeks, but with good reason. First, the students went on Spring Break. Here at the University of Maine, we have a two week “Spring Break” (hazard quotes because as anyone knows, March in Maine is not exactly “spring”). 523 more words

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Social media and Maine's gubernatorial campaign

Despite all the hoopla about the power of social media tools in political campaigns, what metrics can we use to determine if those tools are effective? 556 more words

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, The Governor Is A Poopie-Head, and So Are They

In an awkward moment at a recent Maine state legislature budget committee meeting, both a Republican and a Democrat member said, at the same time, “Your side is being unreasonable and won’t compromise!” This was followed immediately by a cry of “Pinch! 765 more words