April 26, 2018
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LePage says he’s not behind anti-casino ‘robo-calls’

John Clarke Russ | BDN
John Clarke Russ | BDN
Paul LePage
The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — A spokeswoman for Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he didn’t have anything to do with a series of anti-casino “robo-calls” made as Mainers prepared to vote Tuesday on a pair of casino proposals.

Adrienne Bennett says the governor didn’t authorize the calls featuring remarks he made questioning whether Maine can support three more casinos, bringing the state’s total to five.

Bennett says the governor is not making endorsements one way or the other on casinos. She says it’s LePage’s position that voters and local communities should decide whether they want casinos.

The robo-calls and a new website feature LePage’s remarks made at a forum at Colby College. The recorded phone calls contained a disclosure that it was funded by Mainers Against a Rotten Deal.


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