Gov. Paul LePage says he may run for Congress

2:22 PM, Jun 21, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's considering running for Congress instead of running for re-election in 2014.

The Republican governor told reporters Friday that he may run for the 2nd Congressional District seat now held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud. Michaud announced last week he's formed an exploratory committee for a possible run for governor against LePage.

LePage said "everything's on the table" - retirement, Social Security, or going back to Marden's surplus and salvage store chain, where he was general manager before becoming governor.

LePage's senior political adviser, Brent Littlefield, declined to say if LePage was serious about a run for Congress. He said when the media and other people ask questions related to politics, "sometimes he likes to poke fun at the press corps."

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