The governor laid out a vision for the future, which also provides Republican candidates with sticks and carrots for the campaign to keep control of the Blaine House in GOP hands.
Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.
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.
The Democrat’s campaign has more debt than money raised, raising lots of questions about her priorities.
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.
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.
Progressives are looking to Maine’s vote as a hopeful sign for the Affordable Care Act, but the expansion debate may stretch into the next governor’s tenure.
Gov. Paul LePage’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services through the final months of his governorship will field questions from lawmakers during his confirmation hearing.
He told a Maine talk radio station that “we hope” it won’t kill the Graham-Cassidy bill. But it might.