This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.
Democrats and Republicans in the Maine House of Representatives haven’t reached a deal on two key issues. There’s still fighting about why the Legislature is still working.
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.
The new fight, made public on Wednesday, was an unexpected hurdle to the Legislature’s already fraught special session.
Those who sit among the fundraising leaders in legislative races so far are mostly a mix of primary and swing-district hopefuls.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree shouldn’t fret yet, but ranked-choice voting could give an independent a shot at knocking her off.
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.
The Maine Democratic Party will hold its convention in Lewiston this weekend and it’ll take two days to get through all the candidates.
The Maine Republican Party’s state convention may begin with a tense tribute on Friday before candidates wrangle on-stage tomorrow.
It’s a beautiful spring day outside, but political rhetoric in Maine remains ugly.