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March 07, 2012


Pingree Will Not Make Senate Bid

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) said she won't run for the U.S. Senate, a decision that could boost the independent Senate bid of former Gov. Angus King (I), the Portland Press Herald reports.

Said Pingree: "This isn't the right time for me to run for the U.S. Senate."

"Pingree's decision was not unexpected. After King said Monday night that he would run as an independent, Pingree acknowledged that she shared widely discussed concerns that she and King might divide the Democratic base, thus paving the way for victory by a Republican contender."












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