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Millinocket Independent Enters Race For U.S. Senate Seat

A new candidate has entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Maine.

Millinocket Town Councilor Steven Golieb announced his bid Saturday, running as an independent. Golieb is currently an adjunct professor in environmental studies at Unity College, and is "involved in real estate," according to a press release. He was appointed to the Maine Climate Council by Governor Janet Mills in 2019.

Golieb is entering the race to unseat incumbent Sen. Susan Collins. He is also challenging five Democrats, one third-party candidate and two Independent primary potential candidates who are vying for the seat, according to an unofficial record. It is expected to be one of the most expensive political races in Maine history.

Updated 11:32 a.m. Feb. 9, 2020