Mainers Vote for Four More Years of Gravy on Their Governor’s Tie

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maine governor paul lepageLEWISTON, Maine — Paul LePage, the outspoken former businessman who rode a Republican wave into the governor’s mansion and late-night talk show jokes in 2010, has won re-election in Maine. Despite Democrats’ best efforts to turn the gubernatorial race into a referendum on the controversial governor, LePage’s message of lower taxes, leaner, more efficient government and cuts to the welfare rolls won over a base of support that was projected to have grown substantially from the 37.6 percent that elected him in 2010.U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who gave up near-certain re-election to Congress to run against LePage, called the Republican to concede sometime around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who all but dropped out of the race last week, had offered his concession around 10 p.m. Tuesday. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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