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  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continues with Andrew Ian Dodge, a Harpswell resident, and independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election. Andrew is a Libertarian and has been active in the Tea Party in Maine.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he is running for the Senate and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Andrew Ian Dodge's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews with the men and women running for national office begins with Steve Woods an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate in the November Election. He is a Maine business owner and currently is Chairman of the Yarmouth Town Council.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he is running and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Steve Woods website

  We continued our "What Does It Mean" series with a discussion about what does it mean to be a conservative.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Reverend Jim King, Rector at Church of the Holy Spirit
and Mike Harmon, free-lance writer, former journalist at The Portland Press Herald

 
What Does a Conservative believe?

  We continue our "What Does It Mean" series with a discussion about what does it mean to be liberal.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

Orlando Delogu, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law

and Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine

 

Economist's View

  What did we learn from Tuesday's primary elections?  What does it mean for the November Election?

Host Keith Shortall was joined by :

A. Jay Higgins, MPBN Statehouse Bureau Chief

Emily Shaw, Political Science Professor, Thomas College and

Steve Mislter, State House and Government reporter Portland Press Herald/Maine Today Media

Civility in Politics

May 24, 2012

  An examination of whether the practice of politics today, both here in Maine and nationally, is more or less civil than in previous years.

Host Keith Shortall will be joined by :

Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell

Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine and

Jeffery Selinger, Government professor at Bowdoin College

  The last in our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews was with William Schneider, Maine's Attorney General and a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

 William Schneider's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Bruce Poliquin, Maine's State Treasurer and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Bruce Poliquin's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Cynthia Dill, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked her why she's running for office and which issues she believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Cynthia Dill's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Rick Bennett, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Rick Bennett's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continued with Deb Plowman, Assistant Majority Leader of the Maine Senate and a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall will ask her why she's running for office and which issues she believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Deb Plowman's website

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continue with Blaine Richardson, a Republican candidate for Maine's Second Congressional District in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked the retired Navy veteran and business owner why he's running and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of this state.

Blaine Richardson's website

  There was a recap of the Maine legislative session and a look ahead to the upcoming House and Senate primary contests.

Host Keith Shortall held a conversation about what was, and wasn't, accomplished in Augusta this session, with A Jay Higgins,MPBN State House Bureau Chief, and Emily Shaw, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Thomas College.

Thomas College

Your Vote 2012 - Matt Dunlap
Maine Public

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continue with Matt Dunlap, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.

Host Keith Shortall asked him why he's running for office and which issues he believes are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Matt Dunlap's website

Matt Dunlap's Facebook page

  Our series of Your Vote 2012 interviews continue with Charlie Summers, Maine's Secretary of State and a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the June Primary.  Why is he running for office and which issues does he believe are most important to the citizens of Maine.

Host Keith Shortall spoke with Charlie Summers, Republican candidate for the senate seat now held by Olympia Snowe.

Charlie Summers website

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