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Michael Cianchette

About Michael Cianchette

Michael Cianchette was the chief counsel to Gov. Paul LePage from 2012-2013 and deputy counsel from 2011-2012. A Navy reservist, he was deployed to Afghanistan from 2013-2014 as a trainer and adviser to the Afghan National Police. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Maine program and holds a BA in economics and political science from Boston College along with a JD and an MBA from Suffolk University. He works as in-house counsel and financial manager for a number of affiliated companies in southern Maine.

Hillary’s emails, letter to Iran, Facebook slurs: Communication problems worldwide

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Mike: Cynthia, why are Democrats so silent on Hillary Clinton’s avoidance of government email for official business? Cynthia: Because we’re tired of manufactured controversies, and we judge Clinton on her record of international achievement. Mike: “Manufactured controversy?” If Paul LePage had all his email stored on a privately-owned server, Democrats wouldn’t accuse him of flouting […]

Rapid Reaction: State of the State

A few quick thoughts on the Governor’s State of the State tonight: 1. The Governor has some more selling to do, and that starts tomorrow. Augusta is tepid about his plan, but he delivers it with passion. That approach won him the Blaine House for a second term and may win him substantial tax reform. […]