Tag Archives: Terry Hayes

Early fundraising previews heated battle for control of Maine’s next Legislature

Those who sit among the fundraising leaders in legislative races so far are mostly a mix of primary and swing-district hopefuls.

Maine independents strive for State House relevance

Independents hold a crucial gap between the parties in the Maine House of Representatives, but it’s hard to use it to change outcomes while respecting individual differences.

Maine’s elections czar is still refining how ranked-choice voting will work

In Maine’s race to implement ranked-choice voting, a courier has been hired, rules are coming and the secretary of state is going on the road.

Traps, ‘trickery’ and other things Maine lawmakers do in the middle of the night

The Legislature was supposed to adjourn at midnight on Wednesday, but Democrats let the session stretch on in an arcane procedural fight that we try to explain.

Making the primary ballot is just the first hurdle in Maine’s long Blaine House race

Five candidates have qualified for gubernatorial primary races with more to come before the Thursday deadline, but other deadlines remain.

Dropouts, straw polls hint at who to take seriously in crowded Maine governor’s race

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.