Maine's Political Pulse Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our top political reporters, Steve Mistler and Mal Leary.
Maine's Political Pulse

Maine's Political Pulse

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Maine's Political Pulse taps into the expertise of our top political reporters, Steve Mistler and Mal Leary.

Most Recent Episodes

Nov. 8: A New Challenger In The Race For Senate, Plus An Election Debrief

Tuesday, Maine voters went to the polls. There were no statewide races to decide, but local elections in Portland, Lewiston and elsewhere offered some noteworthy results. On this week's edition of Maine's Political Pulse, Keith Shortall spoke with Maine Public's Mal Leary and Steve Mistler about what those results mean and about the most recent entry into the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Ross LaJeunesse.

Nov. 8: A New Challenger In The Race For Senate, Plus An Election Debrief

Nov. 1: A Close Look At Portland's Mayoral Race

Loading... It's time once again for Political Pulse with State House Bureau Chief Steve Mistler and Senior Political Reporter Mal Leary. In this edition, an in-depth look at the Portland mayoral race and a look at the unfolding impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Both of Maine's house members, Democratic U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, voted for rules to govern the impeachment process. This includes public hearings to be held this month. Steve, tells us this could

Oct. 25: LePage Is Back In Maine News, Plus The Latest On The Impeachment Inquiry

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Oct. 25: LePage Is Back In Maine News, Plus The Latest On The Impeachment Inquiry

Oct. 18: Campaign Finance And A Look At The Polls Ahead Of A Contentious Election

It's Friday and time again for Maine's Political Pulse. This week host Keith Shorthall is sitting in for Irwin Gratz, and he's speaking with Statehouse Bureau Chief Steve Mistler and Chief Political Correspondent Mal Leary. They'll take a look at campaign spending and how various polls might provide perspective on how Maine politicians are doing in the ramp up to the 2020 election.

Oct. 18: Campaign Finance And A Look At The Polls Ahead Of A Contentious Election

Oct. 11: The Fight For Maine's 2nd District

This week, host Irwin Gratz speaks with statehouse bureau chief Steve Mistler and chief political correspondent Mal Leary about the race for Maine's 2nd District seat. It was one the seats that Democrats flipped in the 2018 Congressional election when Jared Golden narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin. Another close race is possible coming up as more Republican's have entered the race.

Oct. 4: Impeachment & A Tale of Two Maine Politicians - Plus Transportation Trouble In The State

We begin this week with a talk we'll call "impeachment and a tale of two Maine Politicians." Maine Public's Chief Political Correspondent, Mal Leary, and Statehouse Bureau Chief, Steve Mistler, spoke with Irwin Gratz about the unfolding events in Washington and two Maine Delegates' reactions.

Oct. 4: Impeachment & A Tale of Two Maine Politicians - Plus Transportation Trouble In The State

Sept. 27: A Look At The Impeachment Inquiry From Maine

It's Friday and time again for Maine's Political Pulse.

Sept. 20: Back At The Mic

Maine's Political Pulse is back. Host Irwin Gratz was joined this week by Chief Political Correspondent Steve Mistler and Statehouse reporter Mal Leary. They're ready to catch you up on what's been happening this summer, but first they're going to jump ahead to 2020 and discuss one of the marquis races on Maine's ballot — the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Susan Collins. Get Caught Up: New Report Calls Maine 2020 Senate Race A 'Toss-Up' Maine Nonprofit With Undisclosed Donors Ramps Up

June 28: National And State Races Heat Up

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2020 Visions And Maine Budget Debates

It's Friday and time again for Maine's Political Pulse. Maine Public's political reporters Mal Leary and Steve Mistler spoke with Irwin Gratz about Betsy Sweet's campaign announcement, state budget debates, and more. Moer to read: Democratic Party Activist Betsy Sweet Looks To Challenge Collins In 2020 Race Collins: Opponents Resorting To 'Distortion And Outright Lies' To Unseat Her Maine Budget Gets Pushback In Initial Votes Mills Says State Needs A Far-Reaching Economic Development Plan Maine

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