Janet Mills, Paul LePage look ahead to November's gubernatorial race after uncontested primary wins
PORTLAND, Maine — Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage is seeking a political comeback.
With no opposition, he coasted to the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election campaign against Democratic incumbent Janet Mills.
The race is among just a handful of competitive governor's contests this year.
The matchup revives a longstanding rivalry between LePage and Mills. The two were often at loggerheads when LePage was governor and Mills was attorney general.
The campaign is emerging as a barometer of whether voters this year will be motivated by economic anxiety or political civility.