Maine Gov. Paul LePage, shown in 2015.
(REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl/file photo)
PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Gov. Paul LePage was in stable condition and under observation at a Bangor hospital on Sunday, according to the experience of discomfort when you visit the family in New Brunswick.
The 69-year-old LePage experienced discomfort on Saturday during a visit to the family in the Canadian province of, Peter Steele, a spokesman for the Governor, said in a prepared statement. Steele said LePage was with an ambulance in Presque Isle in Northern Maine, and then transported about 260 miles to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he arrived at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Steele said LePage was good on Sunday but added that the hospital held the Governor to the hospital overnight Sunday provides a further observation. He did not immediately have the exact information about the nature of the LePage complaints, but described the Governor as “in a good mood, while in the ambulance,” before the “rest” in the hospital.
“The doctors said, he is very strong and healthy. … The Governor is stable and is expected to be said to make a full recovery,” Steele.
LePage, elected in 2010, is nearing the end of his second and last term as Maine limits governors to two terms. Previously, he served as mayor of Waterville, a Central Maine town of about 16,000 people. LePage no more than 50 percent of the popular vote in both the gubernatorial election, the race from several candidates.
LePage’s time in office was turbulent, and he has sparred with Democrats, the media, the Maine NAACP, advocates for the rights of immigrants and others. He has announced that his record as a staunch fiscal conservative, including the leadership of the state had a surplus of more than $175 million at the end of the latest fiscal year.