Maine Senate majority leader launches US House campaign

Posted May 03, 2012, at 11:10 a.m.

SPRINGVALE, Maine — The Maine Senate’s majority leader, Jon Courtney of Springvale, is formally announcing his entry into Maine’s 1st District congressional race.

The Republican from Springvale will hold a series of appearances Thursday through the southern Maine district.

Courtney, who has served 10 years in the Legislature, is trying to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree. He faces a Republican primary challenge by Patrick Calder of Portland.

Thursday’s events will be at Sanford’s Central Park at 8 a.m.; Biddeford’s Mechanics Park at 9:30 a.m.; Portland’s Deering Oaks Park at 11 a.m.; Wiscasset Town Hall at 1:15 p.m.; and Waterville’s Old Post Office at 3:30 p.m.

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