Paul LePage says he’s going to run for a third term as Maine governor

Former Maine Gov. Paul LePage made it crystal clear on Friday that’s he’s ready to return to public office.

Asked in an interview with NewsRadio WGAN in Maine if he has plans to seek a third term as governor, LePage said “yes I do. Unequivocally. If I’m breathing, I’m running.”

Term-limited after two four-year terms in office, from 2011 to 2019, LePage moved to Florida last year after being succeeded by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. In Maine, a governor can serve an unlimited number of terms, but only two in a row.

The outspoken politician whose controversial comments continuously made headlines during his eight years in office, has for months been mulling a 2022 run.