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Maine Governor's Wife Takes on Waitressing Job

By Marina Villeneuve, The Associated Press
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine - The wife of Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has taken on a summer waitressing job near her and husband's Boothbay home.

And she's saving up for a Toyota RAV4.

Ann LePage worked her first double shift on Thursday at McSeagull's, a bustling restaurant touting double-wrapped bacon scallops and harbor views. A month into her job, she'd kept a low profile, until her husband told a crowd at a recent town hall that his wife took a job to "supplement'' his lowest-in-the-nation $70,000 salary. This year, LePage unsuccessfully proposed increasing his successor's salary to $150,000.

LePage said being a waitress is "something I've always, always wanted to do.''

She said following through on her interest is something her late mother, who passed away last fall, would have been proud of.