Category: 2018 Gubernatorial Election

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Ranked Choice Voting Analysis: Adam Cote Is (Likely) Toast

Round 1 of the Maine Democratic gubernatorial primary concluded as follows (516 of 584 precincts reporting): Janet Mills: 40,576 (33.1%) Adam Cote: 34,800 (28.4%) Elizabeth Sweet: 20,042 (16.3%) Mark Eves: 17,732 (14.5%) Other 3: 9,519 (7.8%) If we assume that everyone ranked all seven candidates, and that voters for the "other 3" candidates split their ...

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Adam Cote on Guns

Adam Cote's stance on guns is further evidence of the politically independent niche he continues to carve out in the on-going race for Maine governor. (Side bar: Along with Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, the national Democratic party should be backing Adam Cote full-stop in order to turn its policy future around. In short, the Democrats ...

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The Trump Administration’s Stealth Reformation of the ACA and Its Application to the Next Maine Governor (Adam Cote)

In a May 2017 op-ed to the Portland Press Herald I outlined a bipartisan path to healthcare reform: expand coverage to the 29 million uninsured while deregulating the non-group health insurance market, letting "the government fund it, and the free market run it." This recommendation was based on the principle that the proper role of ...

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An Economic Growth Agenda for the Next Maine Governor

I only had 700 words to write this op-ed for the Portland Press Herald. If I had more I would have added that the next Maine Governor needs to aggressively court the Trump Administration in its quest to build out a "Silicon Valley of the East." The Trump Administration is seeking a 10 year, $1 ...