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Governor LePage Apologizes to the People of Maine, Gattine Family

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Governor Paul R. LePage has announced he will take several actions in light of recent controversial comments from both himself and Representative Drew Gattine.

“To the Maine people, I am asking for forgiveness. Comments I have expressed recently are unacceptable, and I apologize sincerely for using such disrespectful language as your Governor,” said Governor LePage. “Also, I would like to express an apology to the Gattine family. I understand how hurtful statements affect a family and regret that my words have upset your lives. For this I am truly sorry.”

Tuesday morning on WVOM 101.3 & 101.9 The Voice of Maine, the Governor agreed his comments were inappropriate and repeatedly expressed remorse for them. In an effort to bring closure for all those involved, Governor LePage has invited Rep. Drew Gattine to meet privately today. Furthermore, the Governor has said he and his family will be seeking spiritual guidance as they move forward in finding closure themselves.

“We always have been a family of faith, and we recognize that the grace and guidance from God can make us stronger in life,” said First Lady Ann LePage.

About Office of Governor Paul LePage

A business leader who served his community as mayor, Paul LePage decided to run for Governor believing the approach that had succeeded throughout his business career and in Waterville could work for all of Maine. Paul LePage was sworn in as Maine Governor on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 and is currently serving his second term.

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