2012-03-08 / Front Page
Pingree won’t pursue Senate seat
Opts to seek re-election to U.S. House
PORTLAND — U. S. Rep. Chellie Pingree on Wednesday became the second bigname Democrat to decide against running for a U.S. Senate seat that’s being vacated by Republican Olympia Snowe, potentially handing over some Democratic support to the candidacy of her longtime friend, former independent Gov. Angus King.