June 19: 2020 Campaigns And Elections Will Look Very Different From What We're Used To
Maine's Political Pulse, with Maine Public’s Irwin Gratz and political correspondents Steve Mistler and Mal Leary, is back from hiatus.
Politics have been overshadowed since the coronavirus pandemic reached Maine. The legislature folded up shop early and Gov. Janet Mills exercised her powers to shut down much economic activity, forcing Mainers to stay separated. That appears to have had the desired effect, easing the increased pressure hospitals here were under.
But as the crisis atmosphere has waned, state politics is starting to sink its claws into the situation. Steve Mistler says that’s caused in part by the Federal approach to the pandemic.
More to read:
- Across The Country, Governors Are Taking The Lead On Coronavirus Response
- Mills Clashes With Trump Over His Call To 'Dominate' Protestors And His Plans To Visit Maine
- Maine Campaign Strategists Search For Creative, Socially Distant Ways To Engage Young Voters
- Political Scientists Say Maine Candidates Could Face Consequences For Skipping Debates
- At Party's 'Virtual Rally' Mills Urges Democrats To Unify At The Ballot Box
- Golden Warns That The Economic Impacts Of The Pandemic Will Last
- Maine Absentee Ballot Requests Double That Of 2018 Primary Election
- Maine Is Having Trouble Finding Poll Workers For The Upcoming Primary
Maine's Political Pulse was produced this week by Willis Ryder Arnold. Caitlin Troutman is the digital producer. The theme music was performed and recorded by Rob Holt.
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