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LePage's Style at Center of Maine Governor's Race

Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:37 AM EDT

The tight three-way race for governor in Maine has seen fights over welfare, health care and jobs.

But perhaps the biggest question is about Republican Gov. Paul LePage's abrasive and unconventional leadership style.

It's provoking a heated debate.

Some in Maine say the incumbent is hot-headed and divisive.

Others say the hard-charging former mayor has found his own way to be effective in a state with a proud independent streak.

Since taking office in 2011, LePage has vetoed more bills than any of his recent predecessors.

He has withheld voter-approved bonds in an effort to get lawmakers to do what he wants. And he's frequently feuded with Democrats who control the Legislature.

Voters' frustration with LePage provides an opening for Mike Michaud, a Democratic congressman, and independent Eliot Cutler.

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The tight three-way race for governor in Maine has seen fights over welfare, health care and jobs.But perhaps the biggest question is about Republican Gov. Paul LePage's abrasive and unconventional leadership style.It's provoking a heated debate.Some in Maine say the...
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Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:37 AM
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