Rep. Chellie Pingree Considering Run for Maine Governor - NECN
Maine

Maine

The latest news from around the state

Rep. Chellie Pingree Considering Run for Maine Governor

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Rep. Chellie Pingree Considering Run for Maine Governor
    WCSH

    U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree's campaign says the Democrat is considering a run for Maine governor. 

    Pingree's spokesman, Jesse Connolly said the congresswoman will decide whether to join the 2018 race by the end of December. Nearly two dozen hopefuls have registered to run for governor, and Pingree would join 10 Democratic candidates. 

    Republican Gov. Paul LePage cannot seek re-election because of Maine's term limits law. 

    Pingree, a progressive Democrat, has represented Maine's 1st Congressional District since 2009. The former organic farmer served in the Maine Senate from 1992 to 2000 and served as Senate majority leader. 

    Trump Responds to Putin Summit Criticism

    [NATL] Trump Responds to Putin Summit Criticism

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump said he does "accept" the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump also said he needed to clarify that he didn't see a reason why the meddling "wouldn't be Russia." Trump had said the opposite a day earlier, prompting bipartisan backlash.

    (Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018)

    She has often criticized Republican President Donald Trump and his policy positions. 

    Pingree won re-election to Congress with 58 percent of the vote in 2016. She sits on the appropriations committee in the House. 

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android