Paul LePage not sure about Senate run or Susan Collins for governor
Moments after declaring that he didn’t think he would make a good legislator, Gov. Paul LePage told a radio station Thursday that he is “seriously considering” taking on U.S. Sen. Angus King in 2018.
LePage told the Portland-based WGAN that he’s not interested in retiring or taking a desk job with the Trump administration, but might be open to serving as an ambassador after he leaves office next year.
The governor also said he’s not sure U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is the right person to succeed him because “I don’t know her well enough to know if she can do the job” as chief executive officer of the state.
He said he “would not endorse her" until he sees how she does on the campaign trail if Collins opts to run for Maine’s top job next year. There are “many people in Maine” who have the necessary skills to take on the position, LePage said.