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Sen. Susan Collins is an endangered Republican. Impeachment could make her more so. – NBC News

Susan Collins has built a brand as a moderate senator who isn't afraid to buck her party. But the Maine Republican is now facing her toughest challenge yet as she prepares to run for a fifth term in a blue state — the potential impeachment of a president she didn't vote for. While Maine's GOP chairwoman dismissed the Ukraine scandal as "another witch hunt," Collins on Saturday called Trump's public request to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden "completely inappropriate." But Collins has said she can't take a position on impeachment because she might be asked...
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Mailer advertising white supremacist event at Belfast library a hoax – Bangor Daily News

No, the Maine Green Independent Party is not hosting a white supremacist gathering later this month at the Belfast Free Library. But an anonymous flyer mailed to some homes in the Somerset County town of Canaan is advertising otherwise. “It was a little surprising,” said Andrew Bourassa, a Skowhegan man who says he was sent a photo of the flyer Monday. “And kind of discouraging, as a lifelong Mainer.”
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Lisbon’s Crafts is running for Congress – Times Record

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Dale Crafts

LISBON — Former Republican state Rep. Dale Crafts is vying for the Republican nomination to challenge Democrat Jared Golden for the 2nd District Congressional seat in 2020.

He will have to beat out former state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn for the Republican nomination. The Portland Press Herald reports that Adrienne Bennett, a former press secretary to ex-Gov. Paul LePage, has said she’s likely going to enter the contest as well.

Golden, of Lewiston, is a first-term congressman, having defeated incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin in the state’s first ranked-choice…

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Green party candidate hints at run against Collins – Press Herald

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AUGUSTA — A teacher and activist from Solon is exploring a potential run against Sen. Susan Collins on the Green Independent party ticket.

Lisa Savage, an environmental and peace activist, plans to announce on Thursday that she is setting up an exploratory committee to decide whether to seek her party’s nomination to challenge Collins in 2020. If she enters the race, Savage would join one other Green Independent candidate, David Gibson, as well as five Democrats and at least one independent who have declared their intentions to run against Collins should the Republican decide to seek…

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What police and health care workers should understand about Maine tribal cultures – Bangor Daily News

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A cultural sensitivity training by Aroostook Band of Micmacs aimed Friday to help professionals from public safety and health care better understand Native American cultural practices and why such knowledge is crucial when interacting with the native community in emergency or medical situations.

John Dennis, cultural director for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, held the fourth and final cultural sensitivity training for this year at the Micmacs’ administrative building in Presque Isle on Oct. 4. Dennis explained to a group of around 20 public safety and health care…

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