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LePage Expresses Support for Switching Maine From Caucas to Primary System

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage has reiterated his support for presidential nominating primaries in Maine.  The governor, appearing on WVOM Radio this morning, addressed the extra cost to the state of moving from caucuses to primary voting.

"It's not a lot of money in relation to making sure that people are involved in their government," LePage said. "And, I tell you, to me that's a price that's worth paying."

The governor said he was "amazed, happy and pleased" by the turnout for last weekend's caucuses. He said some people, discouraged by long lines, never got to participate. LePage said it was important to make sure that doesn't happen again.