Paul LePage

Maine Gov. LePage Ups Ante About Lewis
Refuses to back down from earlier remarks about Lewis, says NAACP should apologize to white people

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., was criticized by Maine Gov. Paul LePage for not attending President Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is not backing down from comments he made about Rep. John Lewis boycotting incoming President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

On a radio interview last weekend, LePage said Lewis should remember that Republicans were the advocates for civil rights, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Maine State Senator Might Challenge King in 2018
28-year-old Eric Brakey rules out gubernatorial run

Maine independent Sen. Angus King could face a challenge from a 28-year-old Republican state senator in 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republican Eric Brakey, Maine’s 28-year-old political wunderkind, has alluded to a possible U.S. Senate run against Sen. Angus King in 2018. 

Brakey was recently re-elected to a second term in the state Senate, and, according to the Maine Sun Journal, he isn’t looking to stop there.

Maine Legislators Not Sure What to Do With Their Governor
Democrats want impeachment, Republicans say that's not going to happen after LePage's latest outburst

Maine Gov. Paul LePage greets the crowd before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Portland, Maine, in August. (Sarah Rice/Getty Images file photo)

State legislators in Maine are unsure how to deal with controversial Gov. Paul LePage after meeting Thursday to decide what to do after his last outburst.

LePage initially hinted he would resign but then retracted and said he would not speak to the media again. On Wednesday, he said he was seeking spiritual guidance.

Before Donald Trump, There Was Maine's Paul LePage

LePage, shown here in 2013, is again garnering national media attention. (John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

It's not unusual for Maine Gov. Paul LePage's comments to make national news.  

The two-term Maine Republican has a penchant for speaking off the cuff in a similar tell-it-like-it-is manner as the presidential candidate whom he's endorsed, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.