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Maine Governor Paul LePage says he’s considering run for Congress

Governor Paul LePage of Maine has not confirmed any future political plans.
Governor Paul LePage of Maine has not confirmed any future political plans.Credit: Pat Wellenbach/Associated Press

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PORTLAND, Maine — Governor Paul LePage said Friday that he is considering running for Congress in 2014, instead of seeking a second term as Maine’s governor.

LePage, a Republican, told reporters that he may run for the Second Congressional District seat now held by Representative Mike Michaud, a Democrat. Michaud, who is in his sixth term in Congress, announced last week that he has formed an exploratory committee for a possible run for governor against LePage.

When asked outside his State House office whether he thought crude comments he made Thursday about a Democratic legislator would hurt him in the 2014 gubernatorial election, LePage responded: ‘‘Who said I’m running?’’

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