Five candidates have qualified for gubernatorial primary races with more to come before the Thursday deadline, but other deadlines remain.
But the solar bill still may need to survive Gov. Paul LePage’s veto pen, which has other bills in a tight spot.
There’s an insider vs. outsider battle brewing in the Republican gubernatorial primary about the claim to the term-limited governor’s legacy.
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.
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.
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.
Observers in both parties think it’s a good idea, but the Legislature has long been loathe to limit its responsibilities.