Open Season

Open Season

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Open Season is your guide to the 2014 campaign. Our team of political writers has its sights set on Maine’s major elections, from the Blaine House to the U.S. Capitol.

Steve Mistler is covering the 2014 governor's race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.
Steve can be reached at 791-6345 or smistler@pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @stevemistler

Eric Russell is covering Independent Eliot Cutler during the 2014 governor's race. He is a general assignment reporter for the Portland Press Herald.
Eric can be reached at 791-6344 or erussell@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @pphericrussell

Matt Byrne is covering Republican Paul LePage during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport for the Portland Press Herald.
Matt can be reached at 791-6303 or mbyrne@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @mattbyrnePPH

Randy Billings is covering Democrat Mike Michaud during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Portland City Hall for the Portland Press Herald.
Randy can be reached at 791-6346 or rbillings@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @randybillings

Kevin Miller is covering Maine's U.S. Senate race and 1st Congressional District race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or kmiller@pressherald.com
On Twitter: @kevinmillerdc

Michael Shepherd is covering Maine's 2nd Congressional District race. He is a news and State House reporter for the Kennebec Journal.
Michael can be reached at 621-5632 or mshepherd@centralmaine.com
On Twitter: @mikeshepherdME

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Latest Blogs by Open Season


April 17, 2014

Authors, PACs, old foes and a LePage aide: Tidbits from 2nd district filings


April 17, 2014

National LGBT group endorses Michaud for Maine governor


April 16, 2014

In radio interview, LePage takes aim at own party


April 16, 2014

New poll: LePage has slight lead over Michaud in Maine gubernatorial race


April 11, 2014

Glass blowing, local food, beer on Michaud's swing through Maine


April 9, 2014

Did Jackson submit bill for partner's relative? Yes, and he's probably related, too


April 9, 2014

Cain outraises Jackson in latest 2nd District fundraising period


April 9, 2014

Maine Democrats 'doubling down' on ground game in 2014


April 8, 2014

Democratic-leaning pollster shows Michaud with 7-point edge on LePage; Cutler well behind


April 7, 2014

Report: GOP to swell in November, but LePage might be high and dry