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Write-in candidates hope to bring new ideas to Augusta

Two other independent candidates are actively campaigning for governor, even though their names are not on the ballot. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – Two other independent candidates are actively campaigning for governor, even though their names are not on the ballot.

67-year-old Ken Capron is one of the write-in candidates.

He says he wants to bring in new ideas, including giving local communities the power to collect all their own taxes, rather than the state.

“I look at the two primary candidates, Janet Mills and Shawn Moody, and I think they're pretty much stuck in a rut,” Capron said. “They've been doing the same thing for a long time. And not a lot of new ideas."

John Jenkins, a former mayor of Lewiston and Auburn, is the other write-in candidate.

He says people should come before party, and says he wants to lower taxes.

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