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Potholm on Maine GOP Convention in Christian Science Monitor

Story posted May 18, 2010

Maine is known for its moderates — Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, and before them Sen. William Cohen '62 — but when conservative activists succeeded in passing a platform backed by tea party groups, the Christian Science Monitor tapped DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government Christian Potholm for his expertise.

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Chris Potholm

The article, 'Tea Party'-Backed Platform Sails Through Maine GOP Convention,” appears in the May 10, 2010, edition.

An excerpt from the article:

"If you’re not a moderate, you don't get elected in Maine," says political consultant Chris Potholm, a professor of government at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
"Any candidate who gets nominated is going to ignore that platform, or he or she is going to lose."

Read the article.

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