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  Pingree won't run for U.S. Senate
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Last EditedGaear Grimsrud  Mar 07, 2012 11:19am
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AuthorJonathan Riskind
News DateWednesday, March 7, 2012 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON — Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said today she won't run for the U.S. Senate, a decision that could boost the independent Senate bid of former Gov. Angus King.

"There is much at stake in this election and although the prospect of running for and possibly serving in the United States Senate was very exciting, in the end I concluded that I will best serve the people of Maine by running for re-election to the House," Pingree said today in a released statement.
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