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Maine governor criticizes rival with vulgarity

Officials decry behavior

AUGUSTA, Maine — The often-brash governor of Maine used crude language Thursday to express his frustration over the state budget, targeting a Democratic opponent with a sexually vulgar phrase to describe how he is taking advantage of the people.

Governor Paul LePage made the remark about state Senator Troy Jackson to journalists from two television stations and one newspaper on Thursday. When one television reporter responded that people were bound to find the remark offensive, the governor repeated a variation of it.

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