This story says that earlier press reports that Maine Governor Paul LePage would ask the legislature for a later petition deadline, for primary candidates, are incorrect. The story also mentions the very large field of Maine major party politicians who will be petitioning to get on the Democratic or Republican primary ballots for either U.S. Senate, or one of the two U.S. House seats. All this is because U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe said yesterday that she will not run for re-election.
Some press reports have speculated that Snowe might be a possible Americans Elect nominee for either President or Vice-President, but Snowe herself has not said anything about Americans Elect. Thanks to Alex Hammer for the link.