In a story about a rash of election law violation charges in the Maine governor’s race, Sandy Maisel, director of Colby’s Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is quoted. ”They’re looking for political advantage in the short run” by complaining about their opponents…. Maisel argues that state law makes it too easy for candidates to qualify for public financing, creating an unwieldy field in which nervous politicians make sometimes-petty charges.”