Trump Really Wants Maine Gov. LePage to Run for US Senate

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

Gov. Paul LePage dismissed a report that President Trump wants him to run against Sen.

The Post reported that LePage has been a subject of White House discussions regarding potential GOP Senate candidates for the midterm elections. King is an independent former two-term governor who caucuses with Democrats. "LePage's name came up again Tuesday at a White House meeting on Senate candidates, the officials said, as Trump and his team went through a list of states and races - including Arizona, Missouri and ME - looking at individual candidates and poll numbers".

LePage's approval rating in ME is at 42 percent, according to Morning Consult, ranking him the nation's seventh-least popular governor, the Post reported. But his political adviser, Brent Littlefield, issued a statement in May saying LePage would not run for Senate.


Last month, ME first lady Ann LePage said former Trump chief strategist Stephen Bannon had lobbied her to run for King's Senate seat. State Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn is the only Republican running against King now. Arrest in Andromeda botnet investigation Senate panel moves forward with bill to roll back Dodd-Frank MORE (I-Maine) for Senate in 2018.

He also has a contentious relationship with the state's senior senator, Republican Susan Collins, the Post reported.

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