Wednesday, 07 November 2018 03:33

Mainers elect Janet Mills as state's first female governor Featured

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PORTLAND - It was a historic election night in Maine, as residents chose the first female governor.

Early Wednesday morning, democratic candidate Janet Mills took the stage at her election watch party in Portland.

The current attorney general had just received word that she would be taking over the Blaine House.

Republican candidate Shawn Moody and independent Terry Hayes both conceded late Tuesday evening as election results poured in.

The governor elect spoke to a crowd of supporters about her historic victory.

"Tonight, I do hope this election sends a power signal and message to the woman and girls of Maine of any age, there is no obstacle you cannot overcome. None," said Mills.

Supporters at the campaign event said they had a good feeling they would come out victorious.

Mills also said she is going to work hard with leadership on both sides of the aisle, and work on issues like the state's budget and healthcare.