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.
Many Democrats would like an independent gubernatorial candidate to drop out, fearing that she’ll hand the governor’s mansion to another Republican.
The Maine Ethics Commission will decide this week whether a court order was enough to release clean election funding or if legislative approval is still needed.
Attorney General Janet Mills has raised the most money, businessman Shawn Moody has used lots of personal money and the two independents in the race have had to spend on different schedules.
Lawmakers will have 20 votes to consider when they return to Augusta tomorrow and Democrats want to stick around longer.
The Legislature is coming back next week to handle vetoes from Gov. Paul LePage. When they’ll tackle the rest of their business is so far unsettled.
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