Eliot Cutler, the 2010 independent gubernatorial candidate that lost by less than two percent of the vote to now-Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) told Hotline On Call Saturday that it’s “unlikely” that he will challenge Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) in 2012.
While he did not definitively rule out a future run for any office, Cutler did not sound at all like a Senate candidate, saying he has “no desire to live in Washington.”
He did leave the door open to future runs for office, including Governor in 2014. Cutler has remained active in Maine politics, hosting a series of “thank you” events for supporters of his gubernatorial campaign in recent weeks and headlining a No Labels telephone town hall on the 28th with former Independent Governor of Florida Charlie Crist.