Pingree to run for Congress 

A former state senator from North Haven says she wants Tom Allen’s congressional seat.

Chellie Pingree has filed papers to officially launch a bid for Maine’s first district congressional seat.

Her fellow Democrat, Tom Allen, has said he plans to run against US senator Susan Collins next year for her seat.

Pingree ran against Collins in 2002 but lost.

She later served as head of Common Cause.