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Educator Ringelstein declares candidacy for U.S. Senate seat

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The 2018 race for U.S. Senate just got a little wider in Maine.

Zak Ringelstein, a Democrat, is running for the seat currently held by independent Senator Angus King.

Ringelstein is a teacher and education business founder. He announced his campaign tonight in Portland.

He says that as a teacher he understands what public service is all about.

"As the son of a social worker who has spent the majority of my career in public schools, I know who real public servants are,” he said.

“My mother-in-law is a twenty-five-year veteran in Rangeley Public Schools who tirelessly and selflessly works with children every day as a public servant."

Ringelstein is joining a handful of candidates, including Republican state senator Eric Brakey.

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