Lewiston, Maine (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul met with Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Friday, a stop that was not announced as part of the congressman's public schedule.
"He called and asked to meet," Paul told CNN when asked how the meeting with LePage came about.
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Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said the meeting went well. It's unclear what the two men discussed.
LePage won office in November 2010 with significant tea party support. Shortly after, in January, the blunt-speaking governor sparked controversy after saying that an NAACP chapter could "kiss my butt." The governor later explained: "They are a special interest. End of story...and I'm not going to be held hostage by special interests. And if they want, they can look at my family picture. My son happens to be black, so they can do whatever they'd like about it."
The meeting with Paul, himself popular with many tea partiers, fell in the middle of a Friday schedule book-ended by a morning event in Bangor and an evening town hall in Lewiston about 100 miles away. The congressman also attended an afternoon event at Colby College in Waterville.
On Saturday, Paul is scheduled for three events in the state.
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