Some video from Abbott's Orono announcement and a statement from Bill Beardsley:
Beardsley is making his official announcement today in Dover Foxcroft. It's a strange choice of venue and it will be interesting to see how many reporters make the hour drive out from Bangor. Beardsley's website is now online as well.
Ignoring Justin Ellis' prohibition, two more Republican candidates have entered the race for governor. Steve Abbott's website is now up, draped in a tasteful maroon reminiscent of his Orono High School days (go Red Riots) and the campaign has three launch events scheduled today in Portland, Orono and Presque Isle. He also has an impressive list of early supporters.
Another Republican seems to be taking a very different tack. Husson College President William Beardsley has registered his candidacy with the ethics commission with zero fanfare.
Update: The BDN reports that Beardsley will have a formal announcement later this week.