Today (Monday, December 7, 2009) was a busy day at the Ethics Commission's office. There were 16 new candidate registrations for the Legislature (plus 1 for DA which I'm not covering in this thread).
New Legislative candidate registrations with the Ethics Commission on Monday, December 7, 2009:
For State Senator:
Senate District 3 (represented by Jonathan TE Courtney (R-Sanford))
Robert George Stackpole (D-Sanford) (DOI)
For State Representative:
House District 19
Emily Ann Cain* (D-Orono) (DOI)
House District 32 (represented by David C. Burns (R-Whiting))
Daniel S. Swain (U-Machias) (DOI)
House District 70
Bruce A. Bickford* (R-Auburn) (DOI)
House District 72
Michael E. Carey* (D-Lewiston) (Privately Financed)
House District 74
Margaret R. Rotundo* (D-Lewiston) (DOI)
House District 83
Pat R. Jones* (D-Mount Vernon) (DOI)
House District 85
Jeff M. McCabe* (D-Skowhegan) (DOI)
House District 87
Paul E. Gilbert* (D-Jay) (DOI)
House Distrct 88 (represented by Wright R. Pinkham (R-Lexington Township))
Larry Charles Dunphy (R-Embden) (DOI)
House District 94
Teresea M. Hayes* (D-Buckfield) (DOI)
House District 122
Terry K. Morrison* (D-South Portland) (DOI)
House District 126
Timothy E. Driscoll* (D-Westbrook) (DOI)
House District 137
Alan M. Casavant* (D-Biddeford) (Privately Financed)
House District 139
Joseph A. Wagner* (D-Lyman) (DOI)
House District 145
Thamas J. Wright* (D-Berwick) (DOI)
[Edited to remove the false (FH) indicated from Senate District 3 candidate Robert George Stackpole's listing]
There were three new Legislative candidate registrations with Ethics today (Tuesday, December 8, 2009), all for the House:
House District 14 (represented by Richard D. Blanchard (D-Old Town))
Daniel P. Phillips (R-Old Town) (DOI)
House District 74 (represented by Margaret R. Rotundo (D-Lewiston), who registered with Ethics yesterday to run for reelection)
Matthew Marc Fournier (R-Lewiston) (DOI)
House District 104
Dale J. Crafts* (R-Lisbon) (DOI)
[Edited to correct Dale Crafts's financing status]
New Legislative candidate registrations since Tuesday (with an existing (previously registered) candidate for the same position as one of the two new candidates also noted):
House District 53
Leslie I. Fossel* (R-Alna) (DOI)
House District 136 (represented by Stephen R. Beaudette (D-Biddeford), who is termed out)
William Moriarty (D-Biddeford) (DOI)
existing candidate: Bobby Mills (D-Biddeford) (Privately Financed)
Any rumors on potential GOP candidates for Peter Mills' Senate seat? Wright Pinkham? Phil Curtis?
I hope they don't put a placeholder in like they did in 2006 when Mills lost the primary and wound up back in the Senate for another two years. He's termed out in 2012.
Phil Curtis and Wright Pinkham, the only two Republican State Representatives who reside in Peter Mills's Senate District (Dean Cray and Doug Thomas both represent part of Mills's district, but don't live in that part of their district), are both in their third consectutive term and, like Peter Mills, wouldn't be termed out until 2012. No candidate has registered with the Ethics Commission to run for Phil Curtis's seat but a Republican other than Wright Pinkham, Larry Charles Dunphy of Embden, has registered with Ethics to run for Pinkham's seat, if that means anything.
I intend to run for House District #25.
I may move to Plymouth!
House District 25 (Plymouth, Newport, Corinna, Exeter and part of Corinth) is currently represented by House Minority Leader Josh Tardy, who is termed out. The district is kind of gun shaped I think; Tardy's district for his first term was in a zig-zag shape: Newport, Stetson, Exeter, Corinth and Charleston.
Do you intend to run as a Clean Elections candidate or as a traditionally financed candidate? Or have you not decided that yet?
Are you going to run as a Republican or as an Unenrolled candidate? (Or as a Democrat or a Green Independent? :) )
In addition to announcing his candidacy here, Bob Emrich announced it on the Aroostook Watchmen program this morning. You can view the whole episode from this page by clicking the "Listen" option for that episode under "Past Episodes." Or you can here the interview with Emrich from where he announces his candidacy, with some written commentary from past or present AMG moonlighter Gerald Weinand, at the Dirigo Blue website.
I miss GERALD... someone who so readily misses the obvious in an attempt to demonstrate his membership in what Russell Kirk ironically referred to as the "Knowledge Class" definitely requires his own blog...
While Bob Emrich has not run for office before, he worked for Paul Davis in the Senate Republican office when Paul was minority leader. So he knows his way around the State House.
Charleston and Corinth are very strong conservative communities with a large percentage of church-goers. I think Corinth is still a dry town.
I spoke with Anne Haskell last week. She has no intention in running for senate. Based on the reasoning she gave and the person she is, I have no reason not to believe her.
Charleston isn't in Bob Emrich's House District. Part of Corinth is. Both towns were in that district for elections from 1994 through 2002 if define the district as the one including Newport (and Exeter and northeastern Corinth), Robert and Joshua Tardy and Susan Kasprzak. But Bob's hometown of Plymouth wasn't in that district back then. See my revised last post before this one.
[This post was accidently copied over but has been brought back to close to its original form. It should be read as if it was written on the evening of Thursday, December 16, 2009.]
New Ethics-registered candidates for the Legislature listed since Friday:
Senate District 15 (represented by Deborah L. Simpson (D-Auburn))
Lois Anita Snowe Mello (FS) (R-Poland) (DOI)
Senate District 30
Traci A. Gauthier (R-Lincoln) (DOI)
existing candidate: Elizabeth M. Schneider* (D-Orono) (DOI)
No new candidates listed.
I am considering a run in House District 72
Only one new Ethics-registered candidate for the Legislature listed today, for State Representative:
House District 75 (represented by Stacy T. Dostie (D-Sabattus))
Stephen J. Wood (R-Sabattus) (DOI)
Map of House District 72 (represented by Michael E. Carey (D-Lewiston), who is running for reelection as a privately financed candidate)
Thanks Kevin, already knew that, my home of 19 years is within that district. Just unsure if I'll run as DOI or privately financed, seems there are benefits and pitfalls of both.
I posted the link to a map of the district and information as to who currently represents that district and his 2010 plans for the benefit of others. Some people might have been curious to know whether your run, should you end up running, would be in an open seat in a swing district or... a slightly different endeavor. :)
MPBN reported that Bob Emirch is going to use govt money for his house race.
"Emrich says he will run a publicly-funded campaign. "
New legislative candidate registrations listed since Wednesday:
Senate District 33
Debra D. Plowman* (R-Hampden) (Privately Financed)
House District 10
Herbert E. Clark* (D-Millinocket) (DOI)
House District 27
Peter B. Johnson* (R-Greenville) (DOI)
House District 28 (represented by Dean A. Cray (R-Palmyra))
Matthew J. Quinn (D-Cornville) (DOI)
House District 31 (represented by Anne C. Perry (D-Calais), who is termed out)
C. Dean Ingham (R-Robinston) (DOI)
House District 76
Henry E. M. Beck* (D-Waterville) (Privately Financed)
House District 112
Mary Pennell Nelson* (D-Falmouth) (DOI)
House Distrct 131
Robert Hunt* (D-Buxton) (DOI)
House Distrct 133
Donald E. Pilon* (D-Saco) (DOI)
existing candidate: Brad Watts (R-Saco) (Privately Financed)
I didn't list incumbent House District 31 candidate Robert Hunt's middle initial, even though he listed it on his candidate registration, as it is an M on that registration (accessable from this page) but a B on his House biographical page. The mailing address, home telephone number and even e-mail address are the same though, so I assume the "Robert M. Hunt" who registered with the Ethics Commission on Tuesday (although I hadn't noticed his name listed on the Ethics Commission's public access site when I updated my list on this thread that evening) as a candidate for Representative to the Legislature in House District 131 is the same person as the "Robert B. Hunt" who is in his first term representing House District 131. I don't know if he changed his middle name, has two middle names, wrote the wrong middle initial or what. It might have been an error on the part of the Ethics Commission for all I know. I'll send an e-mail over the weekend to try to get that straightened out. But until then, or until I here otherwise from someone in the know here, I'm assuming that State Representative Robert Hunt (D-Buxton), whatever his middle name or initial is, is running for reelection.
[Edited on January 6, 2011 to add: I noticed this evening that my link in the text "House District 27" on my running list of registered candidates on page 1 and in the post right before this one went to the Election's Division's map of House District 26. I've fixed the link on my first post on this thread, but the site won't let me the edit the post right above. Here is the Elections Division's map of House District 27.]
Remember when Evil Ethan changed his middle name?
No, what did he change it from and to? And did he ever change it back like Peter Truman > Throumoulos (sp?) > Truman did his last name?
Close. For years, Evil Ethan called himself Ethan K. Strimling but his real name was actually Ethan Caldwell Strimling. A couple of years back, he changed his name legally to Ethan King Strimling. I think King was his mother's madien name.
New legislative candidate registrations listed since last Friday:
Senate District 1 (represented by Peter B. Bowman (D-Kittery))
Michael L. Estes (R-York) (DOI)
House District 3
Bernard L. A. Ayotte* (R-Caswell) (Privately Financed)
House District 13
Robert S. Duchesne* (D-Hudson) (DOI)
House District 17
Sara R. Stevens* (D-Bangor) (DOI)
House District 96 (represented by Lawrence Sirois (D-Turner))
Joshua K. Morris (R-Turner) (Privately Financed)
House District 109 (represented by Susan M. W. Austin (R-Gray), who is termed out)
Anne P. Graham (D-North Yarmouth) (DOI)
House District 120
Dianne Marie Russell* (D-Portland) (DOI)
Go, Josh. I vividly recall Josh asking a question of Peggy Rotundo at a debate at CMCC back in 2002. Peggy stuttered and stammered on her answer, and Neria Douglass (now State Auditor) went apoplectic and started screaming at Josh, calling him a "plant". Of course the Donks never plant people to ask questions at a debate. One of my favorite political memories.
I love the vision of decompensating liberals in the evening.
I hear that some woman named Robinson or Robertson is gong after Harvell's seat (District 89). I've met a person who has heard of her. Thinks she may be a chiropractor. That is the sum of my knowledge.
Actually King is the name of Ethan Strimling's mother's father's name. Poor Ethan, it's s hard to escape the dire influence of patriarchy.
No new Ethics-registered legislative candidates have been listed since Tuesday. I assume the Ethics Commission was closed today as it was a shutdown/furlough/whatever you call it day, but no new candidates for the Legislature registered yesterday either apparently.
Anne has been a perennial candidate for Susan's seat. Gary Foster, who I thought registered already will clean her clock.