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.
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."