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Top Maine offices in play with new majorities

5:25 PM, Nov 7, 2012   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - With new Democratic majorities elected to the Legislature, three of Maine's most prominent offices - treasurer, secretary of state and attorney general - are suddenly in play.

The majority party gets to elect the three so-called constitutional officers, who won't be elected until after the new Legislature's sworn in Dec. 5. But Tuesday's election was barely over before names of potential candidates started to surface.

Former attorney general Janet Mills says she'd like to return to the post she held for one term. Mills faces a challenge by trial lawyer Timothy Shannon of Yarmouth.

Former secretary of state Matthew Dunlap acknowledges reports he's a possible candidate for that job, and is not ruling out a run.

Former state representative Jeremy Fischer is a candidate for treasurer.

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