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

October 2, 2010

THE MAINE POLL: Schools need better funds, Mainers say

Mainers surveyed in a poll last week said they are concerned about the quality of public education, many believing it has declined since they were students.

September 29, 2010

Poll indicates virtual tie at the top

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

Allegations politically driven, Chellie Pingree says

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

Fortune favors the bold

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

Franco voters defy attempts to see pattern

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 still leads

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

Campaigns offer reaction to results of research

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 plans visit to Maine this month

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

Clinton, who was president from 1993 to 2001 and remains a big draw for Democrats, will speak in South Portland that evening, according to three party sources who asked not to be named.

The free rally will be billed as a Maine Democratic Party event. Clinton will share the stage with U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree, who are seeking re-election, and Libby Mitchell, the Democratic nominee for governor.

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.