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Eliot Cutler News Roundup

  • The Maine Commission on Government Ethics and Election Practices held a meeting Monday to clear up an issue still lingering from the gubernatorial election. The issue? Somebody had created an anonymous website attacking Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler.

The end result of the meeting was the disclosure of the authors of the website.… Read more ...

Independent Eliot Cutler in the lead in Maine gubernatorial race

In an unexpected final surge of support in the only poll that really matters, independent for Maine governor Eliot Cutler looks to be headed toward a possible win.  With the Bangor Daily News reporting from 137 out of 596 precincts, Cutler has 38 percent.  His closest opponent, a Republican, has about 32.5 percent, and that’s a difference of about 8,000 votes. … Read more ...

Washington Times: It’s a good year for independents

(excerpt from) The Washington Times
3rd-party candidates could tip tight races
It’s ‘good year for independents

by Valerie Richardson / October 24, 2010

Even political junkies might not be able to identify LeAlan Jones, Shawn Moody, Scott Ashjian and Ceci Iglesias, but all four could have a major effect on the political balance of power after Election Day.

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Maine Gov: Independent Cutler Poised to Overtake Democrat, Many Voters Remain Undecided


From the Portland Press Herald:

A dramatic shift appears to have occurred among voters in Maine’s gubernatorial race and in one congressional contest, according to a new independent poll released Thursday.  Independent Eliot Cutler moved up substantially to a statistical second-place tie with Democrat Libby Mitchell, who lost support compared with earlier polls.

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Independent Eliot Cutler at 21% in new poll, ‘other’ at 6%

From Rasmussen:

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows LePage picking up 35% of the vote, while Mitchell draws support from 32%. Democrat-turned-independent Eliot Cutler now earns 21% of the vote. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, and another six percent (6%) are undecided. (For survey question wording, click here

In five surveys conducted since June, LePage, the mayor of Waterville, has earned 35% to 45% of the vote.

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IPR Gubernatorial Rankings

1) Lincoln Chafee (I-RI) – In 2006, Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee lost a close race for re-election against Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. Saying, “It’s not my party anymore,” in 2007 a disenchanted Chafee left the Republican Party due to its increasing conservatism. The politician went searching for a party, disagreeing with the Green and Libertarian Parties while finding the name of the Moderate Party “too squishy.”… Read more ...

Combined, independents for governor pick up 20% in new poll of Maine voters

In a new poll from Greenburg Quinlan Rosner, all of the ballot-listed candidates for governor of Maine are included, which means that voters got the opportunity to choose independents Eliot Cutler, Shawn Moody, and Kevin Scott.  Cutler, a Carter Administration official and former Democrat, is at 10 percent. … Read more ...

Shawn Moody Opening Field Offices Throughout Maine

Shawn Moody, a self-funding Independent candidate for Governor of Maine, has an interesting strategy to expand his campaign’s visibility among the public. Local station WABI reports:

One of the three Independent candidates for Maine Governor announced Wednesday that he’s opening up 20 new field offices all over the state. Shawn Moody says he’ll open the offices at various small businesses that are supporting his campaign.

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Eliot Cutler News Roundup

  • For an Independent candidate, it is often a compliment to your success when people start attacking you. Cutler has earned himself an attack site from critics. Dubbed the “Secret File on Eliot Cutler”, its owners (or owner?) are completely anonymous and like to compare themselves to Deep Throat or Thomas Paine.
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Five-way gubernatorial debate held in Maine

H/T to Ballot Access News.  From the Portland Press Herald:

AUGUSTA — The five candidates for governor shared their thoughts on the state of Maine agriculture Tuesday, offering proposals that included reduced regulation and lower taxes…

Independent Eliot Cutler said the high cost of electricity, energy and health care create a “wall of costs” in Maine.

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Eliot Cutler Holds Steady in ME Gubernatorial Race

Despite recent celebrity appearances, Eliot Cutler has not seen a significant bump in polling. A poll from Rasmussen released earlier today had Cutler trailing at 16%, behind Republican Paul LePage at 38% and Democrat Libby Mitchell at 30%. This is essentially unchanged from Rasmussen’s last poll of the race, which had Cutler at 15% support.… Read more ...