Action is beginning to transpire in the open Maine Governor’s race. Late last week, former state House Speaker Mark Eves (D) announced his candidacy. Controversy had been rampant between Mr. Eves and term-limited Gov. Paul LePage (R) while the former had been a legislative leader. Things got so bad between the two that LePage once threatened to cut a charter school’s state funding because the administrators were interested in hiring Mr. Eves.
Though several Democrats have announced their candidacies, the former state House Speaker’s major primary competition appears to be Attorney General Janet Mills (D). Republican former state Health & Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew presently appears to be the strongest Republican candidate, but US Sen. Susan Collins (R) is still considered a potential candidate.
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