Roadside signs are a long tradition in Maine elections. With the outlawing of billboards in the 1970’s, they have played an important role in at least raising candidates’ name recognition, and for the appearance of broad support.
Paid politial campaign media comes in many forms: signs, bumperstickers, campaign buttons, flyers, newspaper advertising, television and radio advertising, internet sites supported by campaigns, social media such as facebook, twitter, and the like.
The following is a sample of audio and video media used in the 2006 campaigns for governor, U.S. Senator, and representative to Congress from the First Congressional District. Availability of media was dependent on technical factors, including the ability to capture and reproduce audio and video, which differed among campaigns.
Barbara Merrill, Independent
|Baldacci v. Barbara||The Environment|
Chandler Woodcock, Republican
|Old Mills||Maine Streams|
U. S. Senate
Jean Hay Bright, Democrat
|Iraq War||Women’s Rights|
|Energy Policy||Health Care|
Olympia Snowe, Republican
U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District
Tom Allen, Democrat
Darlene Curley, Republican
|We Need Leadership||Finding Solutions|
Dexter Kamilewicz, Independent
|Think About It!||Allen Supports War Funding|
|Energy Policy||Reinvest in America Health Care|
Patricia LaMarche, Independent