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Maine Senate President asks Governor out to Dinner
12/07/2012 10:32 AM ET  

Senate President Justin Alfond sent Gov. Paul LePage a handwritten note Thursday inviting the governor and his wife to dinner with Alfond and his wife "at a place of your choosing."

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The new Democratic president of the Maine Senate wants to smooth relations with the state's Republican governor over dinner.

Senate President Justin Alfond sent Gov. Paul LePage a handwritten note Thursday inviting the governor and his wife to dinner with Alfond and his wife "at a place of your choosing."

Alfond's office provided the note in response to a public records request from the Portland Press Herald.

The invitation followed LePage's cancellation Tuesday of a meeting with incoming Democratic legislative leaders to discuss issues facing the new Legislature.

LePage said he would not meet with Democrats until the party called off a "tracker" hired by the Maine Democratic Party to videotape LePage's public appearances.

There was no immediate word on whether LePage had accepted the dinner invitation.

 

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