Potholm on Maine’s ‘Worrisome’ Three-Way Governor’s Race in Wall Street Journal

Christian Potholm

Christian Potholm

In a state where bumper stickers reading “61%: We did not vote for Paul LePage” are commonplace, it’s no surprise that a potential repeat of the same kind of three-way race that ushered in Maine’s controversial governor is garnering some concern among voters. Independent Eliot Cutler is again campaigning, and will again, many democrats fear, split the vote and once more hand LePage the keys to the governor’s mansion. “If Cutler were to drop out, he would be a hero to Democrats,” said Christian Potholm, Bowdoin’s DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government, whose insight was tapped for The Wall Street Journal article, “Maine’s Three-Way Governor’s Race Worries LePage Foes.”

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