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What to watch for in this weekend’s Maine political party conventions

The Maine Democratic Party will hold its convention in Lewiston this weekend and it’ll take two days to get through all the candidates.

Front-runners were the clear targets in dueling Maine governor’s race debates

A poll from the Bangor Daily News was hanging over a day of debates and the fields treated the front-runners — Republican Shawn Moody and Democrat Janet Mills — accordingly.

An ‘issue’ ad featuring Lucas St. Clair sure looks like campaign material

The Democratic 2nd Congressional district candidate says he isn’t involved with a new group running ads that mention him, but it is tied to his family’s crusade to establish a North Woods national monument.

LePage’s veto dance card is full but everything else is in flux as lawmakers prep for return

Lawmakers will have 20 votes to consider when they return to Augusta tomorrow and Democrats want to stick around longer.

Maine lawmakers have backed themselves into a corner on tax conformity, Medicaid expansion

Democrats and House Republicans may not see expansion and conformity, respectively, as issues worth sticking around for at this point in the legislative session.

Compromise on latest Maine gun control effort faces long odds

The bill’s Democratic sponsor has amended a so-called “red flag” bill in a bid to win more support, but a top Maine gun-rights group said it’s too late in the legislative session to make such a big change.

Bid to fund Maine’s Clean Election system survives — for now

A bill to make sure Maine’s Clean Elections System has enough money for this year’s elections is making its way through the Legislature.

Bruce Poliquin sold his family home, reviving questions about his 2nd District residence

A Poliquin adviser says he’s leasing an apartment attached to his family’s former home, which has been a campaign issue for the congressman in the past.

It’s deadline day for Maine party candidates who want to make the ballot

We’re expecting an eight-way Democratic gubernatorial primary and a five-way Republican primary, which will test Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system.

With one exception, Maine’s election system is about as secure as possible

Maine’s low-tech voting system is relatively well-insulated from hacking attempts, but the secretary of state says an online voter file could be vulnerable.