Libby Mitchell wins Democratic Nod for Governor 

Four contenders for the Democratic gubernatorial ticket.Maine Senate President Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell has been nominated by the state’s Democrats to be their candidate for governor.Tuesday night, Democratic candidate Libby Mitchell was at her headquarters in Portland getting the results.With 79% of the precincts reporting, Mitchell had 35% of the votes.It added up to a little more than 31,000.When it was finally called in her favor, the Vassalboro native spoke with her supporters.”I pledge a very honest, respectful and upbeat campaign,” says Mitchell. “And I want to engage with Maine voters from the top of the state to Kittery. I’m very anxious to get out and learn and listen and talk to people.”She is an attorney and the first woman in America to serve as both state Senate president and state House speaker. The former teacher served 12 terms in the Legislature and for seven years on the Federal Home Loan Bank Board.Mitchell will face Republican Paul LePage and three nonparty independents in November.(Some info courtesy of AP)