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Maine Gov Decries "Tracker" Cameraman
12/04/2012 10:59 AM ET  

Gov. Paul LePage today canceled a meeting with incoming Democratic legislative leaders, and says he won't meet with them until the cameraman is removed.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage is calling on the Maine Democratic Party to call off a cameraman he says the party has hired to track his movements with a hand-held video camera at public events.

The Republican governor on today canceled a meeting with incoming Democratic legislative leaders to discuss the state's finances. He says he won't meet with them until the cameraman's removed.

LePage says he hasn't made an issue of the so-called "tracker'' and that it didn't bother him until Veterans Day, when he says a private conversation with an elderly veteran was taped.

Democratic leaders say they're disappointed the governor cancelled Tuesday's meeting.

The party says the use of trackers is commonplace and that there's nothing wrong with recording the governor's public events.



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