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 66: Fay vs. Foster
Only 101 votes separated Freshman Democrat Rep. Jessica Fay and then-incumbent Republican Mike McClellan in 2016.
This year, Fay will face Republican Gregory Foster of Raymond.
Fay, who is a Leftist pretending to be a moderate, has only had two years to build up name recognition. Meanwhile, more Republicans voted in the dual-unopposed primaries than Democrats.
Add to that, President Donald Trump received nearly 56% of the district vote in 2016.
Those factors combined to make the 66th House district a prime pick-up opportunity for the GOP.