- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage survived an attempt to keep him off the list of Maine’s delegates to the Republican National Convention. Now, he’s decided to skip the event.

LePage told WVOM-FM on Tuesday that he won’t go to the GOP convention in Cleveland unless presumptive nominee Donald Trump tells him he needs help.

“If he calls, I’ll be there,” LePage said.

There was some drama at the state convention when it came to selecting delegates.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Maine GOP presidential caucuses and some Cruz supporters wanted an all-Cruz slate that would’ve left out the governor, a Trump supporter who proposed his own slate of delegates.

In the end, the governor was selected as one of Maine’s 23 delegates.

An alternate will be selected to go in LePage’s place if he sticks to his guns and skips the convention.

The governor didn’t attend the convention four years ago when Mitt Romney was selected to challenge President Barack Obama.

LePage didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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