Outside spending is rising in Maine races and while the legislative map is still hard to gauge, battleground districts are lighting up.
The candidates in Maine’s 2nd District are extending their fight on guns, while gubernatorial hopefuls are working to define themselves as Democrat interests rush into the race.
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 LePage administration is making a disputed claim that Question 1 would hit married couples twice with a new tax. It’ll be settled by the attorney general, but it’s a key issue in the debate for now.
We may learn today if Gov. Paul LePage’s administration will release roughly $1 million in taxpayer funding for campaigns or appeal a judge’s order. Uncertainty remains for candidates.
A battery of endorsements and priority races may not swing seats, but they help illuminate the turf that Republicans and Democrats will fight most over in 2018.
Democrats have little power to stop a replacement and while U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is eyed as a potential swing vote, she hasn’t shown much appetite yet for bucking her party on the issue.
A legislative session that was set to end this week is in chaos, with spats over old and new bonds and a purported 11th-hour proposal from the governor to fund Medicaid expansion.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
Ranked-choice counting will begin today. Drama surrounds one race, but don’t expect a winner to be declared until next week.