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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.

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.

Maine Clean Election backers try new tack to free $3.5 million trapped by legislative gridlock

The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.

Angus King’s challengers are clamoring for attention, but history is working against them

Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein debated without the incumbent on Thursday, but they face an uphill challenge given the senator’s popularity and Maine’s history.

LePage again pressures dormant Legislature to get back to work

The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.

It’s a day of reckoning for Maine Clean Election candidates

We may learn today if Gov. Paul LePage’s administration will release roughly $1 million in taxpayer funding for campaigns or appeal a judge’s order. Uncertainty remains for candidates.