Tag Archives: Diane Russell

Left versus inside: Recapping the Maine Democratic gubernatorial debate

Attorney General Janet Mills looked like the frontrunner as most of the Democratic field raced to the left to define themselves before a primary audience.

It’s deadline day for Maine party candidates who want to make the ballot

We’re expecting an eight-way Democratic gubernatorial primary and a five-way Republican primary, which will test Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system.

Dropouts, straw polls hint at who to take seriously in crowded Maine governor’s race

It now feels like the 2018 campaign to is taking off in earnest, with two Democrats leaving the race since Friday and a Republican debate tonight in Waterville.

Maine Democrats split on value of ranked-choice voting lawsuit

Supporters of ranked-choice voting in Maine have filed a lawsuit designed to guarantee the system is implemented in time for the June prmary, but not even RCV supporters can agree whether the lawsuit was necessary.

How to follow the money in Maine’s crowded 2018 governor’s race

Gov. Paul LePage has taught us that money isn’t everything early in primaries. However, a new round of filings tells us a lot about hopefuls’ positions in their field.

Latest call to rein in how Maine PAC money can be spent fizzles

A Democratic state senator’s bill to bar legislators from using political action committees for personal gain stalled amid a dispute with Senate President Mike Thibodeau, who wanted to investigate the use of public campaign money.

Fighting drugs, freeing hedgehogs: Here are Maine lawmakers’ priorities for 2017

Good morning from Augusta, where the Maine Legislature on Monday released the list of all 1,824 bills proposed by lawmakers in 2017. The New Year ritual sends many State House observers into their bunkers to parse it all. Here are the items of consequence — and non-consequence — that we found: The biggest issue: Maine’s opiate crisis, which drove a […]

Will the Sanders faction gain more traction in the Maine Democratic Party?

Good morning from Augusta. We’re watching the upcoming battle this weekend over leadership of the Maine Democratic Party after the election that saw President-elect Donald Trump win the 2nd Congressional District. That historic split of Maine’s electoral votes has roiled Democrats, whose state committee will vote on Sunday on whether or not to replace party Chairman Phil Bartlett. […]