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

Maine governor says will not resign amid racism flap

Maine Governor Paul LePage speaks at the 23rd Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference in BostonBy Scott Malone (Reuters) – (Editor’s note: This story contains language in the second paragraph that may offend readers adds quotes from state Senate president, paragraph 8-9) Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he will not resign and is seeking spiritual advice after unleashing an obscenity-laden voicemail message on a political rival, as state lawmakers mulled whether to vote to censure the Republican. The famously combative two-term governor apologized for the second day in a row to the people of Maine and to state Representative Drew Gattine after calling the Democrat a “little son-of-a-bitch, socialist cocksucker” in a voicemail message that has been widely circulated. “I will not resign,” LePage told reporters in his office in the state capital Augusta, a day after he openly discussed the possibility in a radio appearance.

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