Eliot Cutler, the 2010 independent gubernatorial candidate that lost by less than two percent of the vote to now-Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) told Hotline On Call Saturday that it's "unlikely" that he will challenge Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in 2012.
While he did not definitively rule out a future run for any office, Cutler did not sound at all like a Senate candidate, saying he has "no desire to live in Washington."
Cutler is teaming up with former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I) to headline a "No Labels" telephone town hall on Monday, sparking intrigue about his political future.
"The call will include remarks about national and state issues as well as an introduction to the No Labels movement," according to an email promoting the event.
Crist was present at the launch of "No Labels" -- a 501(c)(4) organization frustrated with partisan politics -- in New York late last year. Cutler, meanwhile, has kept a relatively low profile since the election.
"I've been very clear in Maine I don't intend to leave the state," said Cutler, adding that he intends to stay involved politically.
What about a possible gubernatorial bid in 2014?
Cutler would not rule it out, but said it "depends on a lot of circumstances."