The deadline to qualify for Clean Election funds for gubernatorial candidates is April 2, 2018, and for legislative candidates, April 20, 2018. Meanwhile, the Maine Ethics Commission has asked the Legislature to appropriate an additional $700,000 to the Clean Election Fund to ensure sufficient funds for the 2018 publicly-financed campaigns. The bill is currently working its way Contacts Andrea Cianchette Maker John Delahanty through the House and Senate, but appears to lack the necessary votes to override an anticipated veto from Governor LePage.