Incumbent Gov. Paul LePage (R) is ineligible to seek a third term, but he is already discussing the possibility of challenging Sen. Angus King (I) in 2018. The Senator will be seeking his second term.
In Kansas, oil company CEO Wink Hartman (R) announced that he will enter the open Governor’s race. Mr. Hartman ran for Congress in 2010, losing to current CIA Director Mike Pompeo (R) in the 4th District. With Gov. Sam Brownback (R) ineligible to seek a third term, a major multi-candidate Republican primary and hard fought general election are expected.