In Maine, GOP Challengers Back LePage For Governor

All six primary rivals of Paul LePage, Maine’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, pledged their support yesterday for the conservative in November’s election. The former candidates were joined by party leaders and more than 100 supporters in front of the red-brick City Hall in Waterville, where LePage is mayor. In a show of solidarity, they clasped hands and raised them before the cheering supporters. LePage, whose 38 percent showing in the seven-man race last week stunned political observers as well as LePage himself, faces the Democratic nominee, Elizabeth “Libby’’ Mitchell, and three independents in the general election for the seat being vacated by two-term Governor John E. Baldacci, a Democrat.

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