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2010 Governor’s race
  • Published
    May 12, 2010

    Resume review of Democratic gubernatorial candidates

    Editor’s note: The following is the second of a two-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the campaign resumes of the candidates for governor. Part 1 is about the Republicans. This covers the Democratic candidates.One takes credit for leading the fight to save the Maine forests.One takes credit for lowering Mainers’ taxes.One takes credit for cleaning up a Maine river.One takes ...

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Governor hopefuls line up at business and environment forum

    Energy costs and the needs of Maine's businesses dominated a business and environmental issues forum for 11 gubernatorial hopefuls held April 26 at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. Candidates responded to questions from a panel of four journalists who targeted their questions at groups of three candidates per question. Represented among the 11 candidates were all four of the Democratic hopefuls — ...

  • Published
    April 28, 2010

    Democrat Scarcelli more than political newcomer

    Editor’s note: The following examination of gubernatorial candidate Rosa Scarcelli by the nonprofit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is part of a series examining the claims and records of some of the leading candidates for governor. In an interview on public TV, Rosa Scarcelli, a Democratic candidate for governor, described herself as one of the “newcomers who don’t have political relationships.” Y...

  • Published
    March 31, 2010

    Teamster organizer found role in candidate Richardson’s state agency

    Editor’s note: The following examination of Democrat John Richardson by the nonprofit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the second in a series probing the records of some of the leading candidates for governor. The first was about GOP candidate Les Otten. John Richardson’s first day on the job as commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development was Jan. 22, 2007. It was also the ...

  • Published
    March 10, 2010

    Risky business: Les Otten and the rise and fall of American Skiing Company

    Editor’s note: The following examination of gubernatorial candidate Leslie B. Otten's role in American Skiing Co. by the nonprofit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is the first in a series examining claims and records of some leading candidates for governor. Until June, this initial series will focus on the party candidates; after that the series will turn its attention to the race for the November ...

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