Emily Cain

Emily Cain

Rep. Poliquin’s votes against Medicare, Social Security come back to haunt him

Max Richtman, the President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, visited Maine last week to support Emily Cain, the Democratic challenger to Second-District Republican

Emily Cain

TV ads hit Rep. Poliquin on Medicare privatization vote

New television ads airing in Maine are criticizing Second-District Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin for voting to “end the Medicare guarantee” in favor of higher profits for insurance and drug companies.

Bruce Poliquin

Conventions, attacks in CD2, Question 4 updates and Ben’s summer reading

Back from vacation, Ben Chin joins Mike Tipping for an action-packed podcast, with a look back at the conventions, an examination of a sexist attack in the CD2 race, updates on the minimum wage referendum and some summer reading suggestions.

podcast

Emily Cain on the issues

This week on the podcast, Ben and Mike are joined by former state senator and current congressional candidate Emily Cain. She explained her positions on a range of issues, from

nutrition

Hungry kids, punishing the poor and a minimum wage battle in Portland

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss Governor LePage’s latest plan to cut people off food stamps, Congressional inaction on reauthorizing a slate of child nutrition

money in politics

Candidates reject U.S. Chamber interference in 2nd District Democratic Primary

Both announced Democratic candidates seeking to challenge Congressman Bruce Poliquin in next year’s election have issued statements condemning plans by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to interfere in the Democratic