There may not be buds on the trees nor robins on the lawn but there is another sign that spring is coming. Candidates are filing to run for state elections. You can find the current roster on www.mainecampaignfinance.com. 

Nine candidates have registered to run for governor so far. There are three Republicans, three Democrats, one Green Independent, one Libertarian and one independent. How does one handicap a race with nine candidates? A glance at total contributions to date says it all. 

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