U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ vote may have given Democrats something they can use to rally against her, but the slate of potential opponents likely won’t be clear until after November.
Outside spending is rising in Maine races and while the legislative map is still hard to gauge, battleground districts are lighting up.
Neither U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin or Republican gubernatorial nominee Shawn Moody will be at the event, but a fundraising boost from the president’s son could still help them.
It’s unclear whether Gov. Paul LePage will see it as a victory, but he got lawmakers to pass a bill that looked dead as lawmakers reflected on a session marked by division.
Lawmakers will have to deal with the governor’s final veto when they return to Augusta on Thursday, but there’s little left to fight about otherwise.
The former Republican presidential candidate lended some star power to state Sen. Eric Brakey, but he’s still an underdog in his race against U.S. Sen. Angus King.
While Mainers age 50 and older are about as starkly divided on the rest of us about who to vote for, they agree on lots of policy outcomes.
Republican Eric Brakey and Democrat Zak Ringelstein debated without the incumbent on Thursday, but they face an uphill challenge given the senator’s popularity and Maine’s history.
The governor wants the paralyzed Legislature to consider child welfare bills, tax conformity and a bill aimed at shielding elderly Mainers from municipal foreclosure.
This isn’t the first year that a political impasse in the Maine Legislature has caused sessions to drag into August.