Third gubernatorial debate: Rivals intensify attacks before the TV cameras

October 16th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA – Maine’s three candidates for governor wasted little time in attacking each other during the first televised debate of the 2014 race for the Blaine House.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage went after Democrat Mike Michaud for voting with his party 97 percent of the time while in Congress.

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Gov. Paul LePage responds to a question on Medicaid expansion during the Maine State Chamber of Commerce’s gubernatorial forum at the Augusta Civic Center. LePage said expansion will not help as many low-income people as Democrats have predicted.Gov. Paul LePage responds to a question on Medicaid expansion during the Maine State Chamber of Commerce’s gubernatorial forum at the Augusta Civic Center. LePage said expansion will not help as many low-income people as Democrats have predicted.

His rivals listen as Democrat Mike Michaud, right, answers a question about his voting record on women’s reproductive rights Wednesday during the gubernatorial debate. Pat Callaghan, far left, a longtime anchor with WCSH-6, served as moderator and worked diligently to keep the debate on track.His rivals listen as Democrat Mike Michaud, right, answers a question about his voting record on women’s reproductive rights Wednesday during the gubernatorial debate. Pat Callaghan, far left, a longtime anchor with WCSH-6, served as moderator and worked diligently to keep the debate on track.

Michaud criticized the incumbent for his refusal to expand Medicaid to more low-income Mainers.

And independent Eliot Cutler chastised both men – Michaud for his late

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