Rowe files papers for Blaine House bid

Posted June 09, 2009, at 12:08 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine – Former Maine Attorney General Steve Rowe took the first step toward a run for Governor by officially filing paperwork as a Democratic nominee with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices today..

Rowe took the legally required step of registering as a candidate for the office of Governor in order to prepare and launch a campaign. A formal announcement and kick-off will be held at a later date.

“Today I have taken the first step in organizing a campaign for Governor,” Rowe said in a statement. “Our challenges are great, but our opportunities are greater. Working together, we can unleash the potential of Maine people and our state’s economy. Over the coming months, I’ll be sharing my plans and listening to the hopes and concerns of people across the state.”

Rowe said he plans to launch his campaign Web site, www.roweforgovernor.com later today.

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