This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.
The Republican governor wants to wait for the Legislature to finish other business before introducing long-awaited reforms. When the Legislature will finish is still an open question.
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.
Maine’s more conservative congressional district is again being seen as a potential swing seat. The Democratic challenger must do a lot of work to flip it.
Parties have until July 23 to find replacements for 31 legislative dropouts in campaigns that could change the delicate balance of power in Augusta.
Maine lawmakers may end up making it harder to get referendum questions on the ballot. They have to make a bigger deal first.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
Ranked-choice counting will begin today. Drama surrounds one race, but don’t expect a winner to be declared until next week.
The Republicans have a gubernatorial nominee, ranked-choice voting is here to stay and a candidate with a suspended law license won a district attorney primary in western Maine.
There will be hand-shaking and door-knocking ahead of Maine’s big primaries on Monday.