AUGUSTA — Paul LePage wants to reclaim his seat as Maine’s governor.
Tuesday night he made his way to the Augusta Civic Center for his first campaign rally.
“Maine once again needs a turnaround specialist who can make wise decisions as governor we must move Maine forward,” said LePage.
Lepage will run against Gov. Janet Mills and at Wednesday night’s rally, he spoke about the governor’s work in the past several years.
“Mills’ policy of spending federal and state tax dollars literally to pay people not to go to work, that’s disastrous, it’s disastrous. Her strategy for paying people not to work negatively impacted our economy and created serious roadblocks for Maine’s family-owned businesses that struggle to find people to work,” said LePage.
He said he wants to change the direction he thinks Maine is heading in.
“Career politicians and their corrupt policies came close to bankrupting the state of Maine,” said LePage.
One family said they hope to see him back in the Blaine House and pointed to a proposal to modify Maine’s income tax rate.
“I’m the only one that works in the household so it’s like a big deal when you can provide for the family and we have six kids to not have to pay income tax will be huge,” said Caleb Dunn, a rally attendee in Augusta.
“You know, we lived in New Hampshire before because it was highly beneficial. We wanted to come back because we are Mainers but we may be leaving,” Dunn said.