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Former governor kicks off campaign for 3rd term with rally

Sep. 22, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage formally kicked off his campaign for a third term Wednesday evening in front of more than a thousand noisy supporters at an indoor arena in the capital city. LePage accused Democratic Gov. Janet Mills of...

Maine's rainy day fund grows despite pandemic

Jul. 21, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's so-called “rainy day” fund has grown to nearly $500 million, the highest total ever recorded, despite the pandemic, Gov. Janet Mills said. Republicans previously said the Democratic governor would drain the fund, but she announced a...

Gov. Mills hasn't announced but donors have ponied up $575K

Jul. 16, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills hasn't formally declared her candidacy for reelection but she's already raised more than a half-million dollars. The Janet Mills for Governor campaign reported Thursday that it raised nearly $575,000 during the first six...

Bellicose ex-governor LePage launches another run in Maine

Jul. 05, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who liked to compare himself to former President Donald Trump, formally announced Monday that he's launching a campaign for a third term. LePage has not been shy about criticizing his successor,...

Former Maine Republican Gov. LePage registers to run again

Jul. 01, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage registered Thursday as a candidate for governor in the state once again. LePage, a Republican governor from 2011 to 2019, has long hinted that he might challenge Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in 2022. LePage and Mills...