LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A contentious fight for Maine's vast, mostly rural 2nd Congressional District broke state fundraising records in 2018, when the district played a pivotal role in the...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A former Republican congressman who lost the country’s first federal ranked-choice voting race is advocating against the expansion of its use.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's press secretary, Adrienne Bennett, formally announced her candidacy Tuesday for Maine's 2nd Congressional District.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former congressman from Maine's taking on a new volunteer role as chairman of the Board of Securities Investor Protection Corporation following a nomination from President...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine's first-term Democratic congressman says he's not going to take a side in the state's much-watched U.S. Senate race featuring Republican Susan Collins.
Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won't seek to reclaim the seat he lost in Maine's first congressional election using ranked voting.
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Supporters of Maine's sea urchin industry say a federal law change will make it easier to ship the seafood out of state.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine began to weigh whether to expand its new voting system and allow voters to rank gubernatorial candidates from first to last on November ballots.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says ranked voting is a "scam" introduced by Democratic activists to ensure that liberals are elected.
SANGERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A transgender woman from Maine says she is running as an independent candidate against incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of Maine has been named to the House Armed Services Committee.
The Marine Corps veteran said Tuesday he'll use his experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan "to make sure our service members have the tools and training they need to succeed and keep us safe."
The panel that's responsible for funding the military is a plum assignment for a freshman.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing Republican governor is signing off on the results of a disputed congressional contest, but not before getting the last word with a handwritten note calling it a "stolen election."
A federal appeals court filing Friday showed all parties agreed to the dismissal of Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's lawsuit over the November election without any award of legal fees. The filing makes formal Poliquin's Christmas Eve announcement he'd abandon the suit.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England's last remaining Republican congressman ended his legal battle Monday challenging the election of his Democratic opponent under Maine's new voting system.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court denied Friday the latest effort by New England's last remaining Republican congressman to declare unconstitutional Maine's new voting system, which was used in November for the first time in a congressional race.
The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin's request to stop from certifying the results of an election won by Democrat Jared Golden, whose swearing-in is Jan. 3.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican governor has cast more doubt on a recent congressional election, which the losing GOP incumbent is seeking to nullify in a federal lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the state's new voting system.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last remaining Republican congressman in New England filed an appeal Tuesday that seeks to undo the election of his Democratic opponent under Maine's new voting system, asking the court to act quickly as the swearing-in of new U.S. House members nears.
A federal judge last week rejected U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin's concerns over the constitutionality of ranked voting, a system used in November for the first time in a congressional race.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on litigation over Maine's new ranked voting system (all times local):
Democratic Rep.-elect Jared Golden's campaign says he's ready to start work despite an ongoing legal fight waged by his Republican opponent over Maine's new election system.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Monday announced he's continuing his effort to have Maine's new election system used for the first time in a congressional race declared unconstitutional.
A federal judge last week rejected Poliquin's request to nullify the outcome of the election and either declare him the winner or order another election. His notice of appeal was filed Monday in U.S. District Court.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge rejected a lawsuit Thursday by a Republican incumbent from Maine who lost the nation's first congressional election held under a candidate-ranking system.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin sought to have the voting system declared unconstitutional after he lost the election to Democrat Jared Golden despite having the most first-place votes.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a judge's decision to toss a lawsuit challenging the results of America's first ranked congressional race (all times local):
Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Jared Golden and backers of a candidate-ranking method of voting say they are vindicated by a federal judge's ruling that tossed a legal challenge to the his election.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The recount of Maine's 2nd Congressional District race is moving along.
Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap's spokeswoman said election officials processed about 80,000 ballots as of Monday afternoon.
Democratic. Rep-elect Jared Golden won with 142,440 votes, while Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin received 138,931 votes.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At least $24.3 million was spent in Maine's 2nd Congressional District race this year.
The Sun-Journal reports Federal Election Commission finance filings show outside groups like the Republican-backed Congressional Leadership Fund and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poured in $13.5 million.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A recount that promises to be long and laborious began Thursday in a Maine congressional race that used a new voting system where voters rank candidates.
State election officials started the recount, requested by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional District. The process of manually recounting the ballots is projected to take four weeks to complete.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he would rule next week on a bid to nullify an election result by Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin, whose attorneys made the case that Maine violated the U.S. Constitution when it elected a congressional candidate using a ranked voting method.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The recount of Maine's 2nd Congressional District race is slated to begin a month after Election Day.
Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap said the recount will start Thursday and could last four weeks.
Democratic. Rep-elect Jared Golden won with 142,440 votes while Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin received 138,931 votes.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for the winner of the nation's first ranked-balloting in a congressional election says a push for a new election is the product of "sour grapes" by the loser.
Democrat Jared Golden defeated Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine in the first race to use a ranked style of voting. Poliquin won the first round of voting, but Golden pulled ahead when second-choice ballots were counted.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep.-elect Jared Golden of Maine has followed through on his campaign promise not to support Nancy Pelosi's nomination to be House speaker.
In Washington, Golden voted against Pelosi while Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine voted to support Pelosi's nomination.
House Democrats voted 203-32 Wednesday in the closed-door session.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is asking a federal judge to order a new election if he declines to invalidate Maine's new voting system and declare Poliquin the winner.
Judge Lance Walker declined to stop the ballot-counting process in which Democrat Jared Golden was declared the winner in the nation's first ranked-balloting in a congressional election.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin said Tuesday that a recount in his failed re-election bid is necessary to make sure every vote is counted by hand under Maine's new election system.
A day after requesting a recount , Poliquin reiterated his distrust of the "black box computer algorithm" that calculated the final election tally. He told reporters that "this is not about who wins or loses this election."
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin requested a recount Monday in a historic election that his Democratic opponent Jared Golden won thanks to ranked balloting, setting up a lengthy hand count of ballots.
Election officials anticipate the recount will take about a month, causing a race to ensure the process is completed before the new Congress is seated Jan. 3.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the recount in Maine's 2nd Congressional District (all times local):
The Democratic winner in a Maine congressional race says Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin is within his right to request a recount. But Jared Golden also says that "dragging this process out only hurts the people we were elected to serve."
Golden issued a statement Monday evening, hours after Poliquin requested a recount.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The battle over Maine's new voter-approved voting system is heading to court.
U.S District Court Judge Lance Walker is set to hear arguments Dec. 5 in a lawsuit filed by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and three Republican activists.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last New England Republican in the U.S. House is refusing to concede his election defeat last week, and his legal battle over the constitutionality of Maine's new way of voting is expected to drag on for weeks.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin led in first-choice votes on Election Day but Democrat Jared Golden was declared the victor after extra tabulations under Maine's ranked-choice voting, used for the first time in congressional races.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under Maine's new voting system that's facing a legal challenge.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. House race in Maine (all times local):
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, of Maine, isn't conceding defeat in the first use of ranked balloting in a U.S. congressional race.
He said in a statement Thursday he "won the constitutional 'one-person, one-vote' first-choice election" on Election Day. He said he isn't abandoning his federal lawsuit in which he seeks to have Maine's new ranked-choice voting system declared unconstitutional.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday aimed at stopping Maine's unusual ranked-balloting system, even as election staffers scanned votes to determine the winner of last week's congressional race.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge of Maine's ranked balloting (all times local):
Maine election officials say they still have more work to do to declare a winner in the state's 2nd Congressional District.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said Wednesday that workers are still scanning ballots and rechecking their work in the first use of ranked-choice balloting. He says staff will continue the work Thursday morning.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to overturn Maine's new voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House and Senate elections.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging Maine's voting system (all times local):
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says he won re-election "fair and square" and says he has a duty to fight Maine's new voting system that he says is unconstitutional.
Poliquin spoke to reporters Tuesday in Augusta after joining a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Maine's ranked-choice voting system, used for the first time last week in U.S. House and Senate elections.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The election drew to a close last week in most places but not in fishing villages, potato farms and vast tracts of wilderness that comprise Maine's 2nd Congressional District.
The four-way political battle won't conclude until a computer algorithm has the final say this week on whether Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin wins re-election or is ousted by Democratic state lawmaker Jared Golden.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state's top election official argued Monday that claims raised by Republicans about potential ballot tampering is meant to fuel distrust as a new way of voting is underway in the 2nd Congressional District race.
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and the Maine GOP have photos showing ballot boxes with missing padlocks. GOP spokesman Jason Savage raised the specter of ballot tampering.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The counting has started in the first congressional race in American history to be decided by a voting method that allows second choices.
Maine's the first state in the country to use ranked-choice voting to determine a seat in the U.S. House, and the tallying started Friday in Augusta.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Couriers rolled through Maine on Thursday to collect ballot materials as the state determines the winner of a U.S. House seat via its new voting method for the first time.
Mainers ranked their choices in Congressional ballots this week in case no candidate cleared 50 percent of the popular vote. The office of the secretary of state said that appears to be the case in the contest between Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democratic challenger Jared Golden.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Maine's 2nd Congressional District election (all times local):
Maine's Republican congressman says he would've won his contest against a Democratic challenger under the state's old voting system.
Rep. Bruce Poliquin is in a tough fight against Democratic state Rep. Jared Golden. The election's the first in U.S. history to use a ranked style of balloting that reallocates the votes of third- and fourth-place candidates based on voters' second choices.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Computer-assisted tallying under Maine's new voting system will be used to determine the winner of the state's 2nd Congressional District race between Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden.
Neither candidate in the most expensive race in state history collected a majority of first-place votes under Maine's new ranked-choice voting method, which was used for the first time Tuesday in U.S. House and Senate races.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on 2nd Congressional District race (all times local):
Couriers will soon traverse Maine to collect materials needed to start the process of tallying the winner of Maine's historic 2nd Congressional District race.
A spokeswoman for Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says trucks will roll on Thursday to start collecting memory sticks and ballots from cities and towns across the state.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden were locked in a tight race in Maine early Wednesday, with the prospect of a first-in-the-nation re-scoring of the ballots looking increasingly likely.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new way of voting makes its national debut in U.S. Senate and House races on Election Day in Maine. Mainers also are choosing firebrand Republican Gov. Paul LePage's successor.
The hotly contested race for governor features Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and independent state Treasurer Terry Hayes.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's 2nd Congressional District race is generating lots of television advertising.
The Sun Journal reports there were an average of 26 commercials about the race every hour in the state during a 10-day period that ended on Oct. 25.
The election pits incumbent Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin against Democratic state Rep. Jared Golden.
Maine's congressional delegation is forcefully denouncing pipe bombs and suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who faced her own scare with a letter that claimed to contain ricin, said there's "no place in our society for threats or harassment against anyone."
Independent Sen. Angus King said it's OK to have political differences but that "this kind of thing is just outside the realm of what America's all about."