Maine gubernatorial candidate comes out as gay
November 4th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
9 months ago

Maine gubernatorial candidate comes out as gay

(CNN) – Democratic gubernatorial hopeful and U.S. Representative Mike Michaud of Maine announced Monday he's gay, writing about his personal life in an opinion piece for newspapers in his state.

If Michaud wins in 2014 and unseats Republican incumbent Gov. Paul LePage, he would become the first openly gay candidate to be elected governor.
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Filed under: 2014 • Maine • Paul LePage
August 20th, 2013
01:40 PM ET
11 months ago

Maine governor denies saying Obama 'hates white people'

(CNN) – Gov. Paul LePage, known for making controversial comments, reportedly said President Barack Obama "hates white people," according to two Maine newspapers citing unnamed sources.

"I never said that. And you guys are all about gossip," he told reporters as he walked out of the Maine State House in Augusta. His comments were recorded by CNN affiliate WCSH.
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Filed under: Maine • Paul LePage • President Obama
Maine governor's explosive joke
August 9th, 2013
06:21 PM ET
11 months ago

Maine governor's explosive joke

(CNN) – Maine's Republican governor is making headlines again for his sense of humor.

Paul LePage, who used a crude sexual reference to describe a Democratic state lawmaker in June, joked Friday he wanted to blow up the headquarters of the Portland Press Herald, one of his state's most-read newspapers.
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Maine Gov. LePage to run for re-election
July 3rd, 2013
03:57 PM ET
9 months ago

Maine Gov. LePage to run for re-election

(CNN) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who's become known for his outspoken, sometimes off-color comments, announced he will seek re-election next year.

The Republican imparted his decision Tuesday at a private fundraiser in Kennebunk hosted by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. While press were not allowed to report on the event, two Maine newspapers–The Sun Journal and the Portland Press Herald–quoted state Sen. Andre Cushing, a Republican, as saying the governor made his decision known to a group of about 100 people.
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Filed under: Maine • Paul LePage
Maine gov. uses lewd quip in interview
June 20th, 2013
06:15 PM ET
11 months ago

Maine gov. uses lewd quip in interview

(CNN) – Maine's Republican governor used a crude sexual reference to describe a Democratic state lawmaker Thursday.

The pair is currently in a standoff over new taxes included in the state's budget.
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Filed under: Maine • Paul LePage
Maine gov apologizes for 'Gestapo' remark
July 9th, 2012
02:59 PM ET
11 months ago

Maine gov apologizes for 'Gestapo' remark

(CNN) – Maine Gov. Paul LePage apologized Monday for referring to the Internal Revenue Service as the "Gestapo" in his weekly radio address over the weekend.

"It was not my intent to insult anyone, especially the Jewish Community, or minimize the fact that millions of people were murdered," the Republican governor said in a statement.
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Filed under: Health care • Maine • Paul LePage • Supreme Court • Taxes