States of the Union: Maine

We find out why the Obama campaign thinks they can count on Maine in November. Also: a look at Senator Susan Collins’ re-election campaign, and the impact of the shrinking shipbuilding industry there. Christian Potholm, DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, joins us to discuss the issues that matter most to voters in the Pine Tree State.

States of the Union fact of the week: Maine is the only state to have a name that is one syllable long.