That includes Democratic nominee Janet Mills, who said she won’t do ‘merely what is politically correct or expedient’ as governor.
This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.
A big-name politician and dark money have come to the aid of the Democratic candidate as Republicans grope for attack lines to defend the incumbent.
The Republican governor wants to wait for the Legislature to finish other business before introducing long-awaited reforms. When the Legislature will finish is still an open question.
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.
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.
Ranked-choice counting will begin today. Drama surrounds one race, but don’t expect a winner to be declared until next week.
Lawmakers look poised to come back to Augusta next week with many issues left unresolved for 2018.
The Republicans have a gubernatorial nominee, ranked-choice voting is here to stay and a candidate with a suspended law license won a district attorney primary in western Maine.