Matt Wickenheiser

Matt Wickenheiser

Staff Writer

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Matt Wickenheiser is a County native and graduate of the University of Maine. After working for daily newspapers in Maryland and Massachusetts, he returned to his home state in 2002 to cover business, taking over the state government/politics beat in 2008. He's an able mountain biker, a bad pool player and a lousy fisherman.

Latest Articles by Matt Wickenheiser

September 29, 2010

Mitchell closes gap in latest Maine Poll

Democrat Libby Mitchell has drawn even with Republican Paul LePage with 32 days to go in the Maine governor's race, according to The Maine Poll taken this week.

September 29, 2010

Poll: Mitchell, LePage in dead heat in governor's race

Democrat Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell and Republican Paul LePage are in a statistical dead heat in the Maine governor's race, according to a poll released today.

The Maine Poll, conducted for MaineToday Media by Critical Insights, had 30 percent of likely voters supporting Mitchell, compared to LePage at 29 percent. This represents a significant change in a race where LePage has consistently led polls by 12 or more percentage points. In Critical Insights’ last poll, released Sept. 19, LePage had 38 percent voter support and Mitchell had 25 percent.

September 26, 2010

Pingree blasts 'political motivation' in recent attacks

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree fired back Sunday evening at allegations she improperly used billionaire Wall Street financier S. Donald Sussman's private jet for travel, asserting she's done nothing wrong and that the criticism is politically motivated.

September 25, 2010

Aggressive on campaign trail

Tom Jorling remembers the meeting clearly: He and Eliot Cutler were at the table with President Jimmy Carter and top Environmental Protection Agency officials and domestic policy and budget staff.

September 24, 2010

Vote of Francos courted

From top to bottom, Maine is a state of Cyrs, Pelletiers, Ouellettes and Daigles -- not to mention Michauds, Gagnons, Dumaises and Lausiers.

September 18, 2010

Poll: LePage keeps lead

A new independent poll on the Maine governor's race shows little movement from previous surveys, with Republican Paul LePage maintaining a sizable lead ahead of his closest competitor, Democrat Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell.

September 18, 2010

Candidates agree only poll that counts is in November

The man who continues to dominate the polls in the gubernatorial election said he isn't taking anything for granted, as yet another survey puts him well ahead of the competition.

September 14, 2010

Bill Clinton to campaign in Maine for Mitchell

Former President Bill Clinton plans to visit Maine on Sept. 26 to rally the Democratic base for November's elections.

September 14, 2010

Bill Clinton to visit Maine

The rally will be free but it is unclear how many people will be able to attend.

September 9, 2010

Cutler, LePage turn up the heat in debate about tourism industry

FREEPORT -- Two candidates for governor sparred about how they would run the state during a forum Thursday that focused on Maine's tourism economy.