June 20, 2018
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Gubernatorial candidates debate in Portland

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — The five candidates for Maine governor swapped views in a radio debate as they approached the final week before one of them will be elected to lead the state.

Education, energy and the economy were the big topics as Eliot Cutler, Paul LePage, Libby Mitchell, Shawn Moody and Kevin Scott took questions Saturday in the Portland debate sponsored by Pierce Atwood, WGAN News Radio and MaineToday Media.

LePage said Maine government should partner with private businesses and relax what he called the state’s adversarial attitude in enforcing regulations.

Mitchell said the state needs to embrace the things it does well, such as building wind turbines, and continue to invest in infrastructure and education. Cutler said Maine needs strong education reforms and a more efficient government.

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