Trump Wants LePage To Challenge King For Maine Senate Seat

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 8, 2017

President Trump is reportedly urging Maine's GOP Gov. Paul LePage to run against Sen.

"The president is actively engaged in fundraising, candidate recruitment and other efforts to help elect Republicans up and down the ballot", White House spokesman Raj Shah told the Post.

Citing unnamed advisers, The Washington Post reported Trump plans to call LePage to ask him to jump in against King, who usually caucuses with the Democrats, in 2018 - and that he will offer his endorsement.

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LePage, a longtime Trump ally who supported him in the 2016 presidential race, said in July that he was considering challenging King.

But two months later, LePage said in an interview on WGAN-AM he was feeling the pressure to run and that he would reconsider if the sole Republican candidate did not mount a more aggressive campaign against Sen.

But LePage came up again Tuesday at a White House meeting on Senate candidates, as Trump and his team went through a list of states and races - including Arizona, Missouri and ME - the officials said, looking at individual candidates and poll numbers and what candidates could get in the races.

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