Tag Archives: maine

As Maine went? Map shows how the state lost its place as a presidential predictor

This map is making the rounds on the discussion board site Reddit — the credits can be found in the bottom right corner — and shows how frequently each state voted for the eventual winners in the presidential elections over the last century. As you can see, despite the old political adage “As Maine goes, […]

The time a young legislative aide from Maine uncovered a Soviet Cold War spy circle

Bath native Marc Zimmerman was a legislative aide for then-U.S. Rep. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, in 1983 — still about eight years before the end of the Cold War — when he received a seemingly innocent request from a Soviet fertilizer researcher and tour guide. Connected through a mutual friend, Zimmerman agreed to meet with Alexander Nikolavevich […]