The Fix: Chellie Pingree

Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree won’t run for Senate

Maine Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree has opted to run for reelection rather than challenge former Independent governor Angus King for the state’s open Senate seat.

“There is much at stake in this election, and although the prospect of running for and possibly serving in the United States Senate was very exciting, in the end I concluded that I will best serve the people of Maine by running for reelection to the House,” Pingree said in a statement.

The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent broke the news of Pingree’s decision.

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