It's Friday and time again for Maine’s Political Pulse, this week with Irwin Gratz, Mal Leary and Steve Mistler.
We talk a lot on the podcast about candidates, but one of Maine's biggest election battles next year is likely to be over a power line — specifically the power line that Central Maine Power wants to build to bring Quebec hydropower across western Maine to Massachusetts. Opponents are gathering signatures to force a referendum that would block the project.
We'll also check in on the race for U.S. Senate and what the impeachment inquiry could mean for politicians running in 2020.
More to read:
- Mills Says She Won't Get Involved In Potential Ballot Campaign Over CMP Transmission Line
- 'No CMP Corridor' Group Says It Collected More Than 25,000 Petition Signatures Tuesday
- CMP Forms PAC To Fight Potential Referendum On Western Maine Transmission Project
- Hydro-Quebec CEO: Company Fell Short In Making Case For CMP's Transmission Project
- CMP dead last in U.S. in survey of business customers’ satisfaction
- Maine Democrat Sara Gideon rides growing distrust of Susan Collins
- Collins Opposes Trump Court Nominee
- PBS Guide to Impeachment Hearings
- As impeachment ramps up, Democrats and Republicans both face risks
Maine's Political Pulse was produced this week by Willis Ryder Arnold. Caitlin Troutman is the digital producer. The theme music is by Rob Holt.