On Nov. 6, Maine citizens will head to the polls to vote in one of the most hotly contested midterm elections in recent history. During October, Pine Tree Watch is examining both U.S. House campaigns, the gubernatorial race and Statehouse elections.

The Women’s Movement

Pine Tree Watch offers quick looks at five very different women from around Maine who hope to represent their communities in the Maine Legislature. These vignettes explore their reasons.

Statehouse Previews

A look at all 186 legislative seats up for grabs on Nov. 6.

Maine’s U.S. House Candidates

Republican Candidate for ME-District 2

Bruce Poliquin: Planning to stay put

Democratic Candidate for ME-District 2

Jared Golden: A golden opportunity

Democratic Candidate for ME-District 1

Chellie Pingree: Five terms of persistence and endurance

Republican Candidate for ME-District 1

Mark Holbrook: Sticking to his guns

Independent Candidate for ME-District 1

Marty Grohman: A different route to making a difference