LePage Says He’s Giving ‘Serious Thought’ to 2018 Senate Run
Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's considering running against an independent U.S. senator who he's accused of using state politics as a means to increase his personal wealth.
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports LePage said at a speech to the Orono business community Tuesday that he's giving "very serious thought" to a 2018 Senate run against former governor Angus King.
LePage, a Republican, has accused King of amassing a fortune at the expense of Maine ratepayers as a former large stakeholder in a clean energy company.
He says he's "outperformed" King as a governor and can outperform him as a senator.
LePage has expressed an interest in running against King in the past, but later backed off those statements.
He now says he's making plans for 2018.(AP)