Former state Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew (R), a Gov. Paul LePage appointee, yesterday announced she will enter the Republican gubernatorial primary. Two-term GOP Gov. LePage is ineligible to seek a third term and, after flirting with a potential challenge to Sen. Angus King (I), will likely retire from elective politics. Ms. Mayhew could eventually face US Sen. Susan Collins (R) in the GOP gubernatorial primary. The Senator is indicating that she will decide whether to run for Governor in the fall.
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