“As Ronald Reagan said, the liberals waged war on poverty, and poverty won,” said LePage, who has made welfare reform a top priority in the current legislative session.
LePage said he wants to protect the social safety net so that it works for Maine’s most needy.
“I have the best resume to fight poverty in this state,” he said, referencing his childhood homelessness.
Ingraham also probed the governor on his favorite GOP presidential candidates. LePage said he was still a fan of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Christie, said LePage, is a great guy, while Perry has learned that it’s not a great idea to have surgery and engage in a presidential debate on pain killers.