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Anti-transparency Poliquin tells donors he ducks questions because he “could lose this seat”

While Rep. Bruce Poliquin doesn’t like to answer reporters’ questions about his positions and doesn’t hold open town hall meetings constituents can attend, he was open to donors at a closed door fundraiser in Bangor. Audio from someone there was given to the Beacon. In the Beacon’s second piece about the fundraiser, Poliquin says that […]

Short hits: Carter, Caro, and media in Maine

1. John Sides points out that saying a president is like Jimmy Carter isn’t even a good insult, since the most recent poll had his approval rating at 53%. It’s 74% among Democrats, 56% among Independents and 28% among Republicans. Why is Carter in the news now?  Mitt Romney recently said the decision to go after bin Laden […]