Gov. LePage: Decision on Senate run made 'months ago'
LEWISTON (WGME) - Governor Paul LePage made it clear Thursday, he's not running for the U.S. Senate.
The announcement ends months of speculation about what's next for the republican.
White house advisers told the Washington Post, President Trump plans to reach out to Governor LePage to push him to run against Senator Angus King in 2018 for the U.S. Senate.
There's been speculation that LePage has expressed running for Congress, but after speaking with him Thursday, he made it clear on why he's focusing on being governor.
He calls himself, "a doer" and he says they don't do anything in the Senate.
He says he'd be one of 100, describing the Senate as a committee.
So after months of rumors, Governor LePage set the record straight, that not even the President himself can sway his decision.
"I have made my decision months ago," LePage said. "No. I am not running for the U.S. Senate. I like being married!"
In addition to clearing up his future, the governor also met with Lewiston Mayoral Candidate Shane Bouchard.