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Ann LePage Confirms Bannon Asked Her to Run

She said she hasn't been able to discuss it with the governor.

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Kimberly Railey
Oct. 30, 2017, 9:47 a.m.

“Maine first lady Ann LePage (R) told a conservative radio host on Friday that Breitbart News chief Stephen Bannon called her once to lobby her to run against” Sen. Angus King (I) “and asked her to ‘pray about it.’ It was the first time the wife of Gov. Paul LePage (R) has talked about being wooed by Bannon.”

“She was mostly coy in a Friday interview with Massachusetts radio host Howie Carr, but she confirmed that Bannon called her nearly two weeks ago and that she was dumbfounded.”

“Ann LePage said she ‘didn’t take it very serious’ and that others have since been calling her about potentially challenging King. However, she said that she hasn’t been able to talk to the governor about the opportunity because of his recent trips to Iceland and Washington, D.C.” (Bangor Daily News)

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