On Sunday, independent candidate for Maine Senate Angus King held a town-hall style forum on national debt with special guest Erskine Bowles for a conversation on the economy and some clear implications of economic policy on higher education. Bowles makes it clear that any plan to fix the economy must include both cuts and investments. [...]
University of Maine at Farmington political science professor Jim Melcher said Tuesday afternoon that Republican Paul LePage will win the race for Maine governor today by “a few percentage points” and with a percentage of the vote “in the high 30s.” Independent Eliot Cutler, he said, will finish second with Democrat Libby Mitchell running third. [...]
The Free Press and the Maine Campus, the University of Maine’s student newspaper, posed a series of questions to the five gubernatorial candidates who will be on the ballot Nov. 2. Independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Libby Mitchell responded by e-mail, and their answers are directly quoted below. The answers from Republican Paul LePage and [...]
567 votes say it all. Just over 5 percent of the student body turned out to vote on the 31st Student Senate elections and referendum questions.
A contested Senate race, several write-ins, and high-impact referendum questions appear to have motivated students to get out and vote.
Posted on April 15, 2002 by Erin Zwirn in Election coverage
By Erin Zwirn
Chants and flyers saying “NO” and “YES” on Question #3 turned the campus into a political war zone on Tuesday and Wednesday during the Student Senate elections.
Students overwhelmingly voted “No” on Question #3: 468 to 88. The 84 percent “No” vote will keep the Student Senate from assuming direct financial control of The Free Press and WMPG.
Posted on April 15, 2002 by Sherry Whittemore in Election coverage
Although Student Senators expected a landslide “No” vote on a referendum to eliminate smoking at USM during last week’s elections, they were surprised by a very close count.
“I mean, we figured it would fail. We knew it would be unpopular but I’m surprised that it’s not as unpopular as we expected.