Public service isn’t always pretty, LePage says

Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine GOP convention in May 2012.
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Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine GOP convention in May 2012.
Posted June 16, 2012, at 8:31 a.m.
Last modified July 13, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage says the primaries are over and the campaign has come to an end for some candidates. However, it’s the beginning of another battle for others.

In his weekly radio address, LePage says public service isn’t always pretty and politics can be downright dirty. But he says voters have the power to elect people who will keep their promises.

LePage, who doesn’t face re-election until 2014, says the next legislative session may be six months away, but the discussion has started on what needs to be done to make Maine more prosperous.

In the Democratic response, Rep. Mike Carey of Lewiston says Maine’s economy slid backwards last year. He says “an extreme tea party agenda” in Augusta is thwarting job growth and getting the economy moving again.

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