We haven’t heard much lately from Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-North Haven/Portland), but the Congresswoman did confirm this week that she is still considering entering next year’s competitive open Governor’s race. Ten Democrats have already announced for the position, including Attorney General Janet Mills (an appointed position in Maine), former state House Speaker Mark Eves, state Sen. Mark Dion (D-Westbrook), and ex-state Sen. Jim Boyle. Republicans are led by state Senate President Mike Thibodeau (R-Liberty), state Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Lisbon), state House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (R-Danforth/Washington County), and former state Health & Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew. Gov. Paul LePage (R) is ineligible to seek a third term.
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