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Maine's LePage 'Jokes' About Putting Newspaper Columnist On Suicide Watch

Maine's Governor Paul LePage joked yesterday in a rally with Chris Christie that one of his fiercest critics, Portland Press Herald's Bill Nemitz should be put on suicide watch because he's going to win re-election tonight. Maine Democrats called the remarks "distasteful and inappropriate", and that LePage continues to embarrass the state. Video by WMTW, Portland.

Does Maine really want four more years of this? We'll see tonight.

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage said of one of his harshest critics needs to be put on a "suicide watch" because he's going to win his re-election bid.

LePage made the remark about Bill Nemitz, a newspaper columnist for the Portland Press Herald, on Monday evening during a rally with Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Portland.

LePage asked for a volunteer from the audience to keep an eye on the columnist.

"I want to put Bill Nemitz on a suicide watch," he said to laughter and cheers from the audience. "We've got to make sure that for the next 24 hours that he doesn't go anywhere near the new Bucksport bridge."

Christie described LePage as a governor who speaks his mind and "who wears his heart on his sleeve."

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