Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's press secretary has formally announced her candidacy for Maine's 2nd Congressional District.
Adrienne Bennett, of Bangor, will face off in a June primary with at least one other Republican challenger, former state Sen. Eric Brakey.
The 40-year-old Bennett, a former TV reporter, said in a statement Tuesday that she grew up poor and developed a strong work ethic. She put herself through college and had a career in the news business before she accepted an offer from LePage to be his press secretary.
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The seat is currently held by Democratic Rep. Jared Golden, who was elected in 2018 in the first congressional election decided by ranked-choice voting.