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Friday updates from the Maine campaign trail

A Democratic super PAC has dumped nearly $500,000 into the governor’s race, the party’s nominee has replaced her campaign manager and an independent is hitting the road in an RV.

Older Mainers agree on a lot, but not on who to vote for

While Mainers age 50 and older are about as starkly divided on the rest of us about who to vote for, they agree on lots of policy outcomes.

Advocates have next move in legal chess match with LePage over Medicaid expansion

Gov. Paul LePage wants the federal government to reject the state’s Medicaid expansion application. Advocates say it may not be able to and see other legal problems with the governor’s move.

Kavanaugh, campaigns and catching up on Maine politics after the long Labor Day weekend

A Maine teenager is a witness for Democrats in high court confirmation hearings and gubernatorial debates will begin next week as campaigns kick into high gear after Labor Day.

What’s in the way of the Maine Legislature finally going home for good

Lawmakers will have to deal with a call to investigate the House speaker and key areas of state policy when they return to Augusta on Thursday.

More women want to serve in the Maine Legislature than ever before

Maine and the nation are seeing a record number of women running for office and there are as many reasons as there are candidates.

All four Maine candidates for governor say Question 1 is a bad idea

That includes Democratic nominee Janet Mills, who said she won’t do ‘merely what is politically correct or expedient’ as governor.

What to make of Susan Collins’ meeting with Kavanaugh

The Republican senator has shown no sign of opposing President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court despite intense opposition from liberals.

Democrats again worry that independent ‘spoiler’ will give Blaine House to GOP

Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.

The Maine Legislature seems finally ready to return

Lawmakers were given a way out of the impasse that has kept them out of Augusta for more than a month, but they may have to wrestle with a battery of child welfare reforms from Gov. Paul LePage.