Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd, is closer to having a formal opponent in Maine state Senate President Kevin Raye, R-Perry, next year. And Maine state Senate Majority Leader Jon Courtney, R-Springvale, is weighing a run against Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st, and he’s making it clear that he would try to make an issue out of the wealth and political activity of Pingree’s husband, billionaire hedge fund manager Donald Sussman.

Washington Bureau Chief Jonathan Riskind has full details in his Maine on the Hill blog.