Follow the Money: Maine State Campaign Finance Tracker

Follow the Money: Maine State Campaign Finance Tracker

It’s an even-numbered year, and in Maine that means state legislature elections — and a possible changeover of power — are imminent. With Maine’s constitution imposing two-year terms for officials in both chambers, all 35 seats in the state senate and 151 seats in the...
Lawmaker: PACs shouldn’t pay the legislators who run them

Lawmaker: PACs shouldn’t pay the legislators who run them

Saying he wanted to stop a practice that was “the closest thing to getting directly paid” by lobbyists, state Rep. Louis Luchini, D-Ellsworth, introduced a bill Monday to bar legislators from paying themselves, businesses they run and family members from political...

Maine political fundraising in full bloom

Here at Political Party Time, we took a break from chronicling campaign shindigs when the 2014 election season ended. But we’re back now, dressed up in our best party clothes and working harder than ever so that you don’t miss any of the fun. And there’s lots of wine,...