Pro-Trump Gov. Drops the Mic Over Post-Election Plans

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage said Monday that he plans to move to Florida for tax reasons and teach at a university there, regardless of who Mainers elect to succeed him.

“I’ll be a resident of Florida if Janet Mills wins, I can promise you that,” LePage, referring to the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, said with a smile one day before Maine voters head to the polls.

“I’ll also be in Florida if Shawn Moody wins because I am going to retire and go to Florida,” he said. “I am done with politics. I have done my eight years. It’s time for somebody else.”

LePage answered questions from reporters during a Monday morning news conference to support the campaign of Republican Eric Brakey, one of two candidates challenging independent U.S. Sen. Angus King. A Republican, LePage also is backing Moody – a Republican from Gorham who founded a successful chain of auto body repair shops – in the three-person race for governor between Moody, Mills and independent Terry Hayes.

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