Tuesday was the most effective day shortly for Maine Republicans

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It isn’t enjoyable to be a Republican in Augusta lately, with Democrats within the Legislature summarily killing just about all the minority social gathering’s largest priorities in   their third-straight time period of full State Home management.

Regardless of these frustrations, Maine Republicans had an honest Tuesday from the poll field to the legislative flooring. Right here’s what to remove from it.

The context: Within the Home, one reinforcement is coming because the Legislature races to complete up work after Rep.-elect Abden Simmons of Waldoboro flipped a seat alongside the midcoast. It was the primary time since 2015 that Republicans have taken a particular election in a aggressive space.