Tea party activist files signatures for Senate run in Maine

Posted May 31, 2012, at 5:31 a.m.
Last modified May 31, 2012, at 6:08 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A fourth independent has filed petitions to appear on the November ballot for U.S. Senate in Maine.

Tea party activist Andrew Ian Dodge says he submitted 4,183 signatures to the Maine secretary of state’s office on Wednesday, a day after independent former Gov. Angus King submitted his petitions.

Two other independents, Steve Woods of Yarmouth and Danny Dalton of Brunswick, have submitted their petitions. The deadline is Friday.

Six Republicans and four Democrats are seeking party nominations for the opportunity to appear on the ballot. Their primaries will be held June 12.