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For eight long years, Paul LePage’s disastrous policies held Maine back.
Now he says that he’s changed, but really he’s
the same old Paul LePage.

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“Meet the New Paul LePage, the

Same as the Old Paul LePage.”

“The new Paul LePage is a lot

like the old one”

 “LePage’s threatening of the Democratic Party staffer…is far more in line with the behavior of LePage 1.0.”

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LePage says he’s changed — but he’s still the same old Paul LePage.

LEPAGE  1.0

LePage set a veto record as governor, vetoing hundreds of bills including dozens backed by his own party, blocking important progress for Maine.

LePage attacked reporters and the media for doing their jobs.

LePage attacked elected officials with nasty voicemails and threats.

LePage threatened to punch a reporter.

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LEPAGE 2.0

LePage pledges to keep fighting with the Legislature and veto dozens of bills if re-elected.  

 LePage is still attacking reporters.  

LePage is still launching personal attacks against his opponent, Governor Mills.

LePage is still threatening violence, this time against political opponents.  

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LePage’s policies still hurt working people 

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LEPAGE 1.0

LePage delivered huge tax breaks for Maine’s richest, forcing up property taxes on everyone else. 

LePage “loudly opposed” raising the minimum wage.

Under LePage, Maine’s economic growth lagged the nation and was often ranked in the bottom ten states.

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LEPAGE 2.0

He still wants to increase costs, refusing to rule out raising or broadening the sales tax.

LePage calls raising the minimum wage “the most silliest thing you can do.”

He opposes even bipartisan inflation relief measures like $850 checks to most Mainers.

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LePage is still anti-health care
for more Mainers. 

LEPAGE 1.0

LePage’s blocked access to health care for 95,000 Mainers.

LePage vetoed bills to expand access to the life-saving overdose reversal drug, naloxone. 

LePage vetoed millions in funding to fight the opioid crisis by expanding access to treatment and prevention.

LEPAGE 2.0

LePage still thinks health care expansion is “bad for everybody.”

LePage still doesn’t support efforts to expand access to naloxone.

LePage still focuses on punishment for opioid users, rather than treatment and prevention.

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​​LePage still opposes Mainers’ abortion rights.

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LEPAGE 1.0

LePage said “we should not have abortion.” 

LePage said “let’s do it” regarding overturning Roe v. Wade.

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LEPAGE 2.0

LePage won’t rule out signing abortion restrictions into law.

LePage welcomed the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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LePage is still an enemy of
public education.

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LePage failed to fully fund Maine’s K-12 public education system, underfunding the system by $1 billion.

LePage attacked teachers and led the charge to cut their benefits.

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LePage is still misleading about his failure to adequately fund public education.

LePage recently called the average Maine teacher’s qualification a “D-minus.”

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 LePage is still a threat to Maine’s climate and environment.

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LEPAGE 1.0

LePage denied the existence of climate change and opposed bipartisan efforts to expand renewable energy.

LePage doubled down on oil and natural gas, and was the only New England governor to support offshore drilling for oil off the coast of Maine. 

LePage was an ardent opponent of land conservation.

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LEPAGE 2.0

LePage still calls clean energy “terrible” and doesn’t understand the technology behind efforts to combat climate change in Maine.

LePage still thinks we won’t “ever be free of fossil fuels.”

LePage still attacks Maine's popular land conservation program, Land for Maine's Future. 

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