straw poll

Donald Trump

The pre-caucus podcast

Candidates visit Maine, the straw poll results are announced, the minimum wage referendum comes under attack and Gov. LePage has a new plan to cut taxes for the wealthy. Ben

straw poll

Bernie Sanders wins MPA straw poll in a landslide

861 Mainers participated in the Maine People’s Alliance Straw poll of the presidential race over the past few days, and their preference was clear: 79% cast verified votes by text

fair wages

An attempt to derail the minimum wage referendum and a new tax cut for the wealthy

This week on the podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss the recent and upcoming presidential primaries, the attempt by a coalition of business groups to do an end run

corporate influence

Bernie Sanders loves us, and so we love him

I support Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. With all my heart. He is a candidate that inspires strong emotion. He is a candidate who inspires love. Judging

democracy

I’ve been with Hillary since I was a little girl

A few days ago, a photo of an African-American boy looking up at President Obama circulated around my Facebook feed. I bet you’ve seen it, too. It’s pretty clear from

Hillary Clinton

Mainers make their cases for Bernie and Hillary

In this week’s episode of the Beacon podcast, Mike is joined by MPA lead organizer Gen Lysen and Maine Small Business Coalition director Will Ikard, who make strong cases for