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 9: Seavey vs. Denk
In 2014 and 2016 Democrat Diane Denk lost to Republican Rep. Stedman Seavey in very close races. In fact, in 2016, the margin was a mere 91 votes.
Denk is running again in 2018, but not against Stedman Seavey. In Stedman’s — well, sted — is his brother Roger Seavey.
This York County seat is home to many low-income liberals and country-club Republicans — making the district a true toss-up.
A lot will depend on which party turns out their base. Maine First Media is hearing the Country GOP is very active this cycle. However, President Donald Trump netted just under 40% of the district vote in 2016.