AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage's daughter has been hired by the National Rifle Association as its new state director for Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills won the race to succeed firebrand GOP Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to serve as governor in Maine.
The former lawmaker and prosecutor defeated Republican businessman Shawn Moody and independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, who conceded Tuesday.
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.
Mainers have a lot to contemplate on Election Day. On a traditional ballot, voters will be choosing among three candidates for governor to replace the combative Republican Gov. Paul LePage. On a separate ballot, ranked-choice voting will make its national debut in races for U.S. House and Senate. Also on the ballot is a question that would make Maine the first state to provide homecare for all elderly and disabled residents, regardless of ability to pay. Voters also will decide four bond proposals.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent entrepreneur Alan Caron made good on his promise Monday to drop out of the Maine governor's race if he didn't think he could win.
Caron announced he's abandoning his bid for governor — and he's endorsing Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills for governor, who joined him at a news conference.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The campaign of an independent candidate for governor of Maine said Thursday he'll make a decision about whether to stay in the race after the next couple of debates.
Alan Caron is "focused now on preparing for the upcoming debates" scheduled for Thursday and Sunday, said the spokesman, Tom Bell. Bell said Caron would make a decision after the Sunday debate.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's four gubernatorial candidates on Wednesday tried to make their case with voters with weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.
Independent state treasurer Terry Hayes, independent entrepreneur Alan Caron, Republican businessman Shawn Moody and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills appeared at a gubernatorial forum in Augusta held by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The candidates hope to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody says if elected, he intends to keep his stake in his companies and real estate.
GORHAM, Maine (AP) — Maine gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody says the sole complaint against his company with the Maine Human Rights Commission in more than 40 years shouldn't keep voters away next month.
Moody on Friday denounced allegations that he mistreated a female employee who brought a sexual discrimination complaint against him in 2006. The Republican business owner is running against Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills and two independents.
GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody angrily denounced suggestions he mistreated an employee who brought a sexual discrimination complaint over her firing after she gave birth.
The Maine GOP on Friday called news reports about a $20,000 settlement paid to the former employee a "smear" against the candidate just weeks before Election Day.
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. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular" are promising a more collaborative approach.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine television viewers can expect to see an uptick in political advertising for the gubernatorial race ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
The Portland Press Herald reports The Democratic Party-backed political action committee A Better Maine reported spending almost $300,000 in ads opposing Republican Shawn Moody.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Candidates vying to replace Maine's Republican governor say they've raised more than $3 million weeks ahead of November's election.
State campaign finance reports say Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills raised $1.8 million, including nearly $950,000 for the general election.
Republican auto collision center founder Shawn Moody has raised $1.4 million, with $673,000 earmarked for November. Moody has kicked in about half a million dollars to his campaign.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A self-made Republican millionaire running for Maine governor is declining to release his tax returns over concern of revealing financial information about his employee-owned company.
Auto collision repair chain founder Shawn Moody was the only gubernatorial candidate who declined to release his tax returns Friday to news outlets.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Maine's four gubernatorial candidates used a public forum to talk about attracting and keeping young people in the state with the highest median age in the country.
The Monday forum was the first in the race to replace Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Democrat Janet Mills, Republican Shawn Moody and independents Terry Hayes and Alan Caron want to replace the governor, who is termed out.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — A Maine candidate for governor hopes to win support of some NASCAR fans this weekend.
Republican Shawn Moody landed an advertising spot on Matt DiBenedetto's race car for the New Hampshire 301 race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire.
The car's owner proposed advertising Moody's campaign on the number 32 car.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine state senator says he's hoping to be chosen as the state's next attorney general, while decrying the practice of the office being appointed by the Legislature.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine businessman Shawn Moody is getting a head start on campaigning as the Republican nominee in the November election as Democrats await their primary winner under ranked-choice voting.
The state's top election officials said they may release unofficial election results sometime next week.
Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills had the most first-place votes. But additional tabulations are needed because no candidate received a majority of votes.
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT):
The owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada has ousted a Republican state lawmaker running for re-election.
Dennis Hof defeated incumbent Assembly member James Oscarson and a third candidate in a GOP primary race Tuesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican businessman Shawn Moody won Tuesday's ranked-choice voting primary in the race to succeed Maine's firebrand Gov. Paul LePage, while no clear majority winner had emerged in the Democratic primary.
The founder of a string of auto repair shops won a majority of the Republican vote, meaning there's no need for additional rounds of voting under the voting system used in a statewide primary for the first time in U.S. history.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on Maine's primary elections (all times local):
The Associated Press called Maine's Republican gubernatorial primary for businessman Shawn Moody, but the Democratic primary wasn't being called because no candidate was close to a majority.
Because no candidate in Tuesday's primary could be declared the outright winner, more tabulations are required next week under the state's new ranked-choice voting system.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine residents rejected a delay legislators had sought to implement ranked-choice voting, allowing the system used for the first time in Tuesday's primaries to also be used in federal elections in November.
The election overhaul allows voters to rank their candidates from first to last on the ballot. If there's no majority winner, then there are additional voting rounds.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau is abandoning his bid for governor.
Thibodeau said in a statement Monday that he can't fulfill his jobs of leading the Senate in the final weeks of the session and also running a private business while campaigning for governor.
He said he's "truly disappointed" but that it's the right decision.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of the Secretary of State says 12 candidates have qualified for the primaries to run for governor.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage is leaving the post because of term limits.
Democratic candidates are Attorney General Janet Mills; State Sen. Mark Dion; former state speaker of the House Mark Eves; former State Rep. Diane Russell; former Biddeford Mayor Donna Dion; attorney Adam Cote; and activist Betsy Sweet.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody is defending his call for teachers to spray fire extinguishers at school shooters by pointing to similar advice poised by some law enforcement experts.
Moody, a Republican, made the remark in a Monday radio appearance on WVOM-FM when asked about his thoughts on firearms.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The crowd of candidates vying to succeed Maine's term-limited Gov. Paul LePage reported this week receiving at least $2.2 million in contributions ahead of the primary season.
Maine's 2018 race for governor includes two dozen hopefuls who faced a Tuesday deadline for filing campaign finance reports.
Democratic Maine National Guard veteran Adam Cote and Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills reported receiving the largest amount of cash from donors: nearly $900,000 combined.
The latest contender for Maine's next governor is the GOP Senate president who's often been at odds with Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
Senate President Mike Thibodeau said Tuesday he plans to join the GOP primary race. He'll face fellow Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, former state Health and Human Services commissioner Mary Mayhew and House Minority Leader Ken Fredette.
GORHAM, Maine (AP) — A prominent Maine businessman has joined the Republican Party as he considers a second bid for governor.
Shawn Moody announced Tuesday he had joined the Republican Party. The 57-year-old Gorham business owner previously ran as an independent for Maine governor in 2010.
Moody, who owns a chain of auto body shops in Maine, says he will decide whether he's running before Thanksgiving.
GORHAM, Maine (AP) — The founder of Moody's Collision Centers says the company's purchase of a racetrack is part of an effort to diversify the company's holdings.
Shawn Moody said he intends to unveil his plans for a 62-acre former racetrack in coming weeks after he cleans up the property.
The company paid $1.2 million to buy the property from Hannaford supermarkets. There's a Moody's Collision near the track.