Democrats have the momentum in fundraising battles for governor and the Maine Senate, but expect a deluge of outside money to affect the Blaine House race.
A battery of endorsements and priority races may not swing seats, but they help illuminate the turf that Republicans and Democrats will fight most over in 2018.
The Legislature is still fighting about taxpayer funding for campaigns. Here’s where that fight could impact candidates the most.
Candidates from across Maine are jumping into the race but face uncertainty about how Maine’s next elections will be conducted.
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.