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Troy Jackson to Run for Maine's 2nd CD
07/01/2013 10:23 AM ET  

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson filed papers Monday to become a candidate in the 2nd Congressional District race.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A Maine lawmaker who drew the ire of Gov. Paul LePage last month is running for Congress.

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson filed papers Monday to become a candidate in the 2nd Congressional District race, saying Maine needs someone to stand up for the middle class, rural communities and schools, and small businesses.

Little more than a week ago, the governor attacked the Democrat from Allagash with a crude remark after Jackson remarked that Democrats didn't need to negotiate with LePage because they had enough votes to override his state budget veto.

Jackson said Monday that "Republicans in Congress have been acting just like our governor.''

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is considering a run for governor, potentially leaving an open seat in the sprawling 2nd Congressional District.


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