BDN Blogger Panel: Legislative race spending, clean elections and more

The BDN’s political bloggers took part in a pre-election discussion on Maine’s 2012 state legislative campaigns.

Bloggers Mike Tipping, Ethan Strimling and Alex Steed addressed a surge in spending on legislative races, the future of Maine’s clean elections system and the power of TV advertising versus volunteer-to-voter contact.

They also ventured some guesses as to the outcome of Tuesday’s elections.