Candidates of Maine’s Top State Offices Nominated 

The list of candidates for four of Maine’s top state offices will get shorter when newly-elected lawmakers nominate their choices.Democrats have recaptured majorities in the House and Senate, so their nominees are virtually assured of becoming Maine’s next Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Auditor. For Attorney General among Democrats, trial lawyer Timothy Shannon of Yarmouth faces Janet Mills, who previously held the post.Republican Incumbent, William Schneider, is seeking another term.Former Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is seeking his old job in a race against fellow Democrat Brian Bolduc of Auburn.State Auditor Neria Douglass is now running for Treasurer against former lawmaker Jeremy Fischer. the auditor’s post is also open.