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Maine Gov. Paul LePage Insists He's Not Pursuing DC Job With Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017 01:18 PM

Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday denied speculation his recent trip to Washington means he's looking for a job in the Trump administration.

"Wishful thinking on the part of my adversaries," LePage said of his two-week absence from the Pine Tree State in an interview with Ric Tyler on WVOM Radio.

"It was sort of a double trip. We went a few days in Florida and a few days in Washington and on the way back I came back to Washington for a conference and then met my wife in Virginia and we drove back."

On Tuesday, The Boston Globe published an article headlined: "Could a Paul LePage-Donald Trump bromance be blossoming?" It noted that LePage has referred to himself as "Donald Trump before Donald Trump" and "Baby Donald."

The Globe said LePage — who attended the Conservative Political Action Conference and the Governors Ball at the White House — sparked speculation he "might be angling for a job" with Trump. The newspaper added that the governor's staff "tersely deflected questions about that possibility."

LePage, like Trump, has an ongoing distrust of the media and once said he'd like to blow up the Portland Press Herald, Maine's largest newspaper – a remark his aides insisted was a joke.

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