AUGUSTA, Maine — Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell, Maine’s Democratic candidate for governor, doesn’t appreciate Republican rival Paul LePage’s belated birthday acknowledgment.
Over the weekend, LePage told supporters in Bath that “Libby had her 70th birthday a few weeks ago” and went on to say he was concerned about her, saying, “We should send her home.”
Mitchell responded Monday by saying LePage “cannot seem to open his mouth without putting his foot in it.”
She borrowed a quip from Ronald Reagan, saying she was not going to exploit her opponent’s “youth and inexperience”.
Mitchell, Maine’s Senate president, turned 70 on June 22. LePage, mayor of Waterville, is 61 and will have a birthday before Election Day.