Maine’s more conservative congressional district is again being seen as a potential swing seat. The Democratic challenger must do a lot of work to flip it.
Parties have until July 23 to find replacements for 31 legislative dropouts in campaigns that could change the delicate balance of power in Augusta.
The legislative session is expected to stretch on into late July after Democrats and Republicans pulled up just short of compromise on one of their last outstanding issues.
Maine lawmakers may end up making it harder to get referendum questions on the ballot. They have to make a bigger deal first.
The Legislature is still fighting about taxpayer funding for campaigns. Here’s where that fight could impact candidates the most.
Two Democrats — at least — are running to replace Attorney General Janet Mills and two Republicans are interested. It could be the most public campaign for the seat that Maine has seen in a while.
Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.
Lawmakers left Augusta for the weekend earlier than expected on Thursday with less work to do, but key fights remaining to be settled.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.