BREAKING: Governor Considering Pushing Back Primary Filing Date

I just received word from sources very close to Governor LePage that he is currently conducting talks with his political advisor, Brent Littlefield, about the possibility of pushing back the March 15th deadline for candidates to file for the primary.

There was some question about the ability of the legislature to actually do this yesterday, but it seems at this point that moving the date is something that can be done, and the governor is seriously looking at it.

From what I’m told, the proposal would be a Governor’s bill submitted to the legislature, and would allow for additional breathing room for both parties to collect signatures to get on the ballot, perhaps to the end of March or early April.

If approved, this move would significantly change the fledgling race for Senate, and give more candidates the ability to actually consider a run, and execute the logistical requirements to get on the ballot if they decide to do it.

Matthew Gagnon

About Matthew Gagnon

Matthew Gagnon, of Yarmouth, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, a free market policy think tank based in Portland. Prior to Maine Heritage, he served as a senior strategist for the Republican Governors Association in Washington, D.C. Originally from Hampden, he has been involved with Maine politics for more than a decade.