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.
The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this morning whether to move forward with an investigation about whether Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage’s “Maine Examiner” website should have been subject to campaign finance laws.
But the Republican president has all but issued a veto threat on the proposal, which is narrower than the one many conservatives want.
Mainers seem to have made their minds up about Gov. Paul LePage. He’s still one of the nation’s least popular governors and is lagging his more moderate Republican neighbors.
Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.
Candidates from across Maine are jumping into the race but face uncertainty about how Maine’s next elections will be conducted.
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.
Republicans would like to keep stalling the voter-approved law, while Democrats want to fund it with no apparent plan. It’s a standoff not likely to be broken in 2018.
Susan Collins isn’t sure where Congress’ final tax bill is going to wind up, a group of Maine hard-liners is linked to Alabama’s heated Senate race and it’s Paul LePage vs. Bernie Sanders in Lewiston’s mayoral race.
Moody is the only Augusta outsider so far among Republicans’ 2018 gubernatorial field, but he has a lot to prove to primary voters in his new party.