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LePage Wants Condemnation of Democratic 'Tracker'
12/10/2012 10:47 AM ET  

The governor is calling on Democratic State House leaders to condemn the practice of 'tracking' after canceling a meeting with them last week over the issue.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage is acknowledging that Democratic State House leaders don't have the authority to rein in a Democratic operative who's videotaping him at public events. But he's at least asking them to condemn the practice.

The Republican governor has yet to meet with new leaders elected by the Democratic-controlled legislature after he abruptly canceled a meeting last week over the so-called "tracker.''

The Democratic Party has said its tracker will continue recording LePage during his public appearances.

The issue is contributing to a frosty atmosphere.

Senate President Justin Alfond extended an olive branch by inviting the governor to dinner. But LePage's spokeswoman on Monday called it a "media stunt'' because the invitation was passed along to reporters before the governor had an opportunity to read it.



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