Tags: snowe | pingree | Maine | Senate

Pingree Won't Run for Snowe's Maine Seat

Wednesday, 07 Mar 2012 02:58 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has decided against a run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Olympia Snowe, choosing to defend her seat in the U.S. House.

Pingree said Wednesday that it was a difficult decision and that she's grateful for the "tremendous support" she's received from people all across Maine and the country. In the end, she said, she concluded that she can best serve the people of Maine by running for re-election in the House.

Snowe announced last week she won't seek a fourth term.

If Pingree had run for Senate, she would've faced longtime friend, popular former Gov. Angus King, who announced he's running as an independent, in addition to a Republican challenger. Another Democrat, former two-term Gov. John Baldacci, is weighing a decision whether to run.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jeb Bush: I 'Quit Worrying About' Name Liability 'A Long Time Ago'

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 23:22 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was non-committal to South Carolina donors and business leaders questioning him about his p . . .

Cornyn, Democrat Alameel Meet in Only Debate

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 21:35 PM

Problems with the nation's immigration system have dominated a debate between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic chall . . .

GOP Makes Inroads in Mass. Statewide Elections

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 19:51 PM

Republicans in solidly blue-state Massachusetts have been surging in major statewide campaigns in recent years - includi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved