Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in Boston

Maine governor mulls political future amid racism flap

Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – Combative Maine Governor Paul LePage told a radio host on Tuesday that he was considering not finishing his term in office, amid a wave of criticism after he left a lawmaker a profanity-filled voicemail. LePage’s latest outburst came after a newspaper reporter told him state Representative Drew Gattine had described the governor as racist for focusing on black people as bearing primary responsibility for the drug trade in the state. LePage responded to Gattine with a blistering, profanity-laced voicemail that has been widely circulated.

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