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Old 30th April 2020, 10:41 AM   #1
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It's Spring in Maine and the Sap Is Running!

Let's take a short break from national politics and have a look at the Great State of MaineTM:

Former Gov. LePage says he will run against Mills in 2022

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Former Gov. Paul LePage told a conservative radio host Wednesday that he will challenge Democratic Gov. Janet Mills in 2022.

After LePage ridiculed Mills’ handling of the coronavirus pandemic – he said 14 of Maine’s 16 counties could open tomorrow instead of opening their economies in phases – Boston talk show host <and notorious idiot -- Ed.> Howie Carr asked, “What are you going to do about it?”

LePage replied that he “fully intends to challenge her,” or if not Mills, then the Maine Democratic nominee.

“Believe me, I will challenge her,” LePage said, expressing concerns about state spending and its impact on the budget. “Yes, I am going to challenge Janet Mills in 2022 because the state will be worse off than it was when I took over in 2010 and I do believe I have the skill set to fix it.”
This clown, who was first elected governor in 2010 with just 37.6% in a five candidate race, spent eight years running the state into the ground and spewing nonsense that would make Trump envious.

A bit about him from Wikipedia:

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LePage ran for governor of Maine in the 2010 election, winning the general election with a plurality, 37.6%, in a five-candidate race. He was re-elected with a stronger plurality, 48.2% of the vote, in a three-candidate election in 2014. During his tenure as the Governor of Maine, he made extensive use of his veto power, vetoing 652 bills as of July 2018, more than the total by all Maine governors over the previous 100 years combined.[1] As governor he made controversial remarks regarding abortion, the LGBTQ community, racial minorities, the death penalty, voting rights, campaign financing, the government and the environment that sparked widespread national criticism including calls for impeachment.

As of April 2018, LePage had an approval rate of 41% in Maine, and his disapproval rate of 53% was tied for fourth-highest of all current governors.[2] LePage was blocked by Maine's term limits from serving a third consecutive term. His plurality wins and unpopular tenure contributed to Maine voters changing their voting system from plurality voting to ranked-choice voting in a 2016 ballot initiative.
He was out in 2018 because of term limits, but the Tea Party clod wants "his job" back. Now that Maine has changed to ranked-choice voting, it seems very unlikely he'll get it.

And yes, I wrote this whole thing just for the headline.
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I’d love to see him crash and burn.
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He looks a right twat to me.
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