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Paul LePage To Run for Governor in Maine in 2022

February 20, 2020

Former Maine Governor Paul LePage plans to run for governor once again in the state in 2022.

LePage confirmed it in an interview on Thursday, February 20, according to Newssource 8.

LePage told the network:

“You’re very observant … the answer is yes! We are working on it. I wanna see what happens this year with the election. My wife and I have a home in Florida and we are gonna be here in March and April and I won’t go back until next winter but we’re gonna be residents in Maine.”

So far, LePage has served as Maine’s governor twice. First elected in 2010, he won re-election in 2014.

A Republican, LePage was widely considered the most conservative governor in the country. He was an enthusiastic supporter of President Donald Trump.

Maine law prohibits a governor from serving more than two consecutive terms, so he was not eligible to run in 2018.

In 2018 the state’s attorney general at the time, Janet Mills, a Democrat, won the governor’s race, with 50.9 percent of the vote. She defeated Republican Shawn Moody, who received 43.2 percent of the vote. Moody previously ran as an Independent in 2010 and got 5 percent of the vote.

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