PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she won't be running for Maine governor.
The Democrat representing Maine's 1st Congressional District told the Portland Press Herald on Friday that she has given it a lot of thought and she is very happy serving in the House.
That leaves the door open for other prominent Democrats, including Rep. Mike Michaud and former Gov. John Baldacci. Baldacci had said that he would only run if neither Michaud nor Pingree enters the race.
So far, Republican Gov. Paul LePage has filed paperwork to seek re-election, and independent Eliot Cutler is on board to seek a rematch against LePage, whom he almost beat in 2010.
Also running is Steve Woods, who ran for Senate as an independent but is now running for governor as a Democrat.
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