Augusta — More evidence of a possible 2018 gubernatorial run by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has appeared, with neighbors reporting Pingree was seen at the Blaine House taking measurements and soil samples.
Pingree, who owns a farm on North Haven island, has not made an official announcement on a run for governor, but evidence is mounting.
After taking measurements to “just feel it out,” according to witnesses, Pingree was overheard asking one of the groundskeepers if the grass on the lawn was certified USDA organic. She also asked how neighbors feel about mobile chicken coops.
“Can’t imagine why she’s asking that, unless she plans to raise cows on the lawn as governor of Maine,” the employee, who wished to remain anonymous, told us.
She also reportedly also asked if the neighborhood had any ordinances against goats, hinting at the possibility of a governor’s creamery should Pingree win the vote.
The crowded field of candidates currently stands at 20, but so far, none of the other candidates have been spotted at the Blaine House with one exception: Republican Michael Thibodeau was spotted earlier in the fall banking the house with pine boughs.
“Those old houses are something drafty,” he reportedly said.
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