Bob Macdonald

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All the latest lies from Gov. LePage and Adrienne Bennett

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the growing movement to raise the minimum wage in states across the country, new overtime rules that will benefit tens

immigration

Lessons from Lewiston, the LIFEtime Act, and Gov. LePage doesn’t know the minimum wage

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, MPA Bangor-area organizer Sam Portera joins Mike Tipping to discuss the results of Ben Chin’s mayoral race in Lewiston, new developments on the

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Lewiston vote shows the corrosive power of the politics of division

When Ben Chin conceded his race for mayor on Tuesday night, he did so with the optimism and grace that had defined his campaign, in the face of sustained and

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Video: Ben Chin on Lewiston election loss, building a larger movement

“This campaign was never about one person. It was always about building a movement that belonged to everyone,” said Ben Chin last night, reflecting on his 47%-53% loss in the

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Unity rally for Ben Chin brings Lewiston together

“We are rallying for unity today, not just for our campaign, but to unify Lewiston around a common vision for our city,” said Ben Chin, speaking at a rally of

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Majority of Lewiston City Council endorses Ben Chin for mayor

In a display of political unity not usually seen in Lewiston municipal politics, four of the seven members of the incoming Lewiston City Council endorsed Ben Chin’s campaign for Mayor

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Continued false attacks on Ben Chin’s Christian faith prompt flood of support

Lewiston mayoral candidate Ben Chin has seen a new flood of support as the Maine Republican Party and controversial GOP lawmaker Larry Lockman have continued their attacks on his Christian

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Maine Republicans attack Ben Chin’s Christian faith

“On December 8th, voters in Lewiston should just say NO to this anti-Christian bigot,” wrote State Representative Lawrence Lockman, a Republican from Amherst, on his legislative Facebook page, referring to

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A progressive surge in Lewiston/Auburn

My community has been getting quite a bit of attention these days. As a political activist that has stated as loudly and as often as possible that the Twin Cities

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Video: Chin leads heading into runoff for Lewiston mayor

Lewiston mayoral candidate Ben Chin celebrated with supporters last night after learning that he had won 44% of the vote, to incumbent Mayor Robert Macdonald’s 37%. The two candidates will

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