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Maine Gov. Paul LePage says 'worst' part of his life is that 'newspapers are still alive'

Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) is keeping up his combative relationship with the state's media outlets as he heads into a very tough fight for his re-election.

LePage spoke Wednesday to a gathering of local Republicans, at the party's new campaign office in Auburn:

The best part of my life is I've been hired to work for the people of the state of Maine and I'm very humble and very proud... The worst part of my life is newspapers are still alive — sorry, I had to say it. [LePage, via Bangor Daily News]

It doesn't sound like he's expecting too many editorial board endorsements. In fact, last year he even told a group of schoolchildren, "My greatest fear in the state of Maine: newspapers. I'm not a fan of newspapers."

LePage is in a close race against Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud, along with independent candidate Eliot Cutler, the latter of whom previously finished a very narrow second place to LePage back in 2010.