Paul LePage, the conservative Republican candidate for governor in Maine, stormed out of a press conference today after a reporter peppered him with questions about his property taxes and residency.
The Portland Press-Herald reported on Friday that LePage’s wife, listed as the sole owner of the couple’s homes, improperly claimed an exemption on the property taxes on both their Maine home and Florida home. The exemption, called the homestead exemption, may only be used on one’s single, primary residence.His campaign dismissed the scandal as a paperwork error. But that hasn’t stopped reporters from asking him about it at a press conference today in Augusta, LePage blew up and stormed out. You can watch the video here.
Later, at another press conference in Portland, he called “bullshit” on another reporter. Watch:
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