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.
Five candidates have qualified for gubernatorial primary races with more to come before the Thursday deadline, but other deadlines remain.