Governor LePage Announces His Intention To Seek A Second Sturm

LePage announces reelection bid

LePage announces reelection bidRepublican Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday he would seek a second term in office during a private fundraising event in Kennebunk, according to a state senator who attended. Sen. Andre Cushing, R-Hampden, said LePage confirmed he was running during the event hosted by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Cushing said the announcement came in front of a group of about 100 people but LePage was unmistakeably clear that he would seek a second term in the Blaine House. LePage was reticent about running last week after the Democratic majority in the state Legislature, with help from some Republican lawmakers, doled out a veto override on a state budget LePage rejected for tax increases. “There was a group of people here committed to doing everything they can to see him re-elected,” Cushing said of the private, $2,000 per person event. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)