10/11/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,
This week, Maine First Media is taking individual looks at some of the most competitive State House races in the Pine Tree State.
While focusing on the gubernatorial race and federal contests — it is important not to overlook these legislative battles.
Control of the Coliseum on the Kennebec is up for grabs November 6th.
Currently, Democrats hold a 73-70 advantage over the GOP in the House.
Meanwhile, Republicans hold a single vote majority in the State Senate, and there are races that are too close to call.
House District 10: Booth vs. Ingwersen
In another York County seat, incumbent Republican Rep.Wayne Parry is on his way out, giving Democrats another pickup opportunity to extend their lead in the chamber.
The Republican vying for the open seat is James Booth, who has lost two competitive State Senate races in the district.
Booth is up against newcomer Henry Ingwersen. But Henry isn’t a political unknown in the district either. In 2016, Emily Ingwersen lost to Rep. Parry in a landslide.
Both men have experience, making this a compelling matchup.
President Trump won the district with about 55% of the vote in 2016.
This open-seat contest could be close, but all things being equal, the advantage goes to Booth to carry the district for the GOP.