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  • Published
    October 6, 2022

    Is Chellie Pingree quiet quitting?

    Sam Patten discusses his belief that the issues of the day call for an energetic combatant in Washington. Sam is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    September 26, 2022

    It’s now or never for Maine’s lobster industry

    Sam asks if Maine's lobster industry is destined to suffer the same fate as Waldo County's chicken industry. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    September 22, 2022

    Hail to autumn

    This week, Sam offers up an ode to autumn. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    September 15, 2022

    Rocknak ready to rock the boat in Augusta

    Sam considers the possibility of a Republican win in Knox County's state Senate District 12. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    September 8, 2022

    The Age of the Asterisk

    Sam suggests that heroes today are an endangered species. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    August 25, 2022

    Column: Why campaign on issues?

    This week, Sam examines developments at play leading up to the fall election. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    August 18, 2022

    Opinion Column: Bad to the bone

    This week Sam looks at the mullahs' "sorry, not sorry" response to the near-fatal attack on author Salman Rushdie. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    August 11, 2022

    Column: Fighting for farmers

    This week, Sam talks with MaryAnne Kinney about her advocacy for farmers. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    August 4, 2022

    Working families demand more child care

    Sam makes a pitch for congressional action on something that really matters to people: day care. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

  • Published
    July 28, 2022

    Column: When a flag is more than a symbol

    With the livelihoods of both Maine's fishermen and farmers under assault, Sam talks about the importance of keeping the traditional state flag. Sam Patten is a recovering political consultant who was raised in Knox County and worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators.

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