Just got back from voting.
This is a hot election in the little state of Maine. Most likely to get the first Republican (a Tea Party Republican) governor in a generation in a largely independent but Dem leaning state. The opposing “D” is a 40 year establishment Dem who is president of the state senate and an “Independent” who was a Carter admin exec and Dem lobbyist. They are splitting the “left” vote, but in total still not beating the “R”.
The first district (where Portland, the largest “city” in Maine) is a dead heat. Mind you that the 1st District is a little San Franciso, so that is a story in it self. The D incumbent up in the 2nd District (ie. the forest) will likely win re-election (he has huge involvement in the union).
The big hit to the “D” incumbant was that she was extremely vocal about elected officials using ‘private jets’ and wall street all the while jet setting with a billionaire wall street financier who owns a private jet (and jets Barney Frank around). Voters were not amused.
What are the important races in your local area?