Legislators are already jockeying for leadership positions in closely divided chambers that will rest on the outcomes of key 2018 campaigns.
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.
The governor chastised his own allies for agreeing to come back to Augusta. Now, he’s submitting his own long-shot bills.
By contrast, former DHHS commissioner Mary Mayhew had won the least number of towns, as of early Wednesday.
The Republicans have a gubernatorial nominee, ranked-choice voting is here to stay and a candidate with a suspended law license won a district attorney primary in western Maine.
Polls are open across Maine and ranked-choice voting is leading to one of the most uncertain elections in recent memory here.
There will be hand-shaking and door-knocking ahead of Maine’s big primaries on Monday.
Candidates mostly kept to themselves as they jockeyed for conservative votes ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
More than 100 groups who don’t get together often will urge the Maine Legislature to return to Augusta. It shows how much lawmakers have left undone.
Democrat Janet Mills and Republican Shawn Moody are still fielding the most attacks, but they’re now punching at others in the field.