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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting, in Yarmouth, Maine. LePage has some choice words for the state's senators after their health care vote, calling fellow Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King "dangerous." LePage targeted them in an op-ed published Wednesday, Aug. 2, in the Wall Street Journal after they voted against a GOP proposal to repeal parts of "Obamacare." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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FILE- In this May 10, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage pauses during a meeting to discuss the state's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic at the State House in Augusta, Maine. LePage urged lawmakers on Sunday, July 2, to put aside “petty egos” and send him a budget as a legislative panel sought common ground on a proposal promoted by House Republicans who torpedoed the previous spending bill. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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FILE- In this May 2, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, left, testifies during a House Natural Resources subcommittee oversight hearing on Antiquities Act. on Capitol Hill in Washington. LePage’s administration has paid more than $385,000 since 2014 to a couple of private law firms representing him in court when the Democratic attorney general declined to represent him or when he requested private lawyers, according to a state-maintained database of government finances reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a town hall meeting, in Yarmouth, Maine. LePage said he slashes tips for restaurant servers and tells them to call their legislator in an effort to convince lawmakers to restore the tip credit. The Sun Journal reported LePage, a Republican, made the comments on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to a radio host for Z105.5's Breakfast Club. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 file photo Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage, right, and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, attend the Electoral College vote at the State House in Augusta, Maine. The Republican governor on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, addressed Lewis' criticism that GOP President-elect Donald Trump is not a "legitimate president." LePage, who's white, said on WVOM-FM that the black Democratic Georgia congressman needs a lesson on how presidents freed the slaves and fought against Jim Crow laws. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 file photo Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage, right, and House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, attend the Electoral College vote at the State House in Augusta, Maine. LePage says he had weight loss surgery and jokes that now "there's 50 less pounds of me to hate." The Republican revealed the bariatric surgery for the first time Wednesday, Jan. 11. He says he underwent the procedure on Sept. 29 and returned to work a day later. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2016 file photo, Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage arrives at the State House in Augusta, Maine. LePage survived an impeachment attempt in 2016 after coming under fire for alleged abuse of power for his intervention to deny a private-sector job to a political foe. He also was attacked for racially charged remarks about drug dealers and, later, for leaving an obscene rant on a lawmaker's voicemail. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016, file photo, Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a news conference at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Lepage said Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, that he meant to use the word "authoritative" — not "authoritarian" — to describe GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. LePage on Wednesday clarified comments he made a day earlier on a radio show. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage delivers his inauguration address in Augusta, Maine, in this Jan. 7, 2015, file photo. LePage said out-of-state drug dealers are impregnating "young white" girls, and he was quickly derided by critics on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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Gov. Paul LePage delivers his State of the State address to the Legislature at the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine, in this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)

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Gov. Paul LePage delivers his State of the State address to the Legislature at the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine, in this Feb. 3, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage abruptly ended a town hall meeting Thursday night after Joanne Twomey, former Democratic mayor of Biddeford, hurled a jar of Vaseline toward him. (YouTube)

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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2015 file photo, Republican Gov. Paul LePage delivers his inauguration address in Augusta, Maine. LePage's contentious proposal to tax nonprofits has sparked a fiery debate in Maine over what impact nonprofits have on their communities and whether they should have to shoulder the costs for municipal services they consume. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)

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Gov. Paul LePage delivers his State of the State address to the Legislature Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage

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Gov. Paul LePage has created controversy by criticizing the federal government's placement of eight immigrants in his state. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Maine Gov. Paul LePage speaks during a news conference in Brunswick, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (left) speaks to reporters while visiting C&L Aviation with Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Aug. 12, 2014, in Bangor, Maine. Christie returned to Maine to campaign for LePage's re-election campaign. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine Republican Convention, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Bangor, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)