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Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivering his State of the State in 2015. (Joel Page/AP)
Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivering his State of the State in 2015. (Joel Page/AP)

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is apologizing for an expletive-laden threatening voicemail to a Democratic state lawmaker, as top Democrats call for his resignation. State Rep. Drew Gattine and LePage have been at odds over several issues, including funding for health care, the opioid crisis and welfare reform.

Their disagreements came to a head Thursday when LaPage called Gattine after hearing that Gattine called him racist. That's when Lapage left the voicemail.

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Scott Thistle, reporter for the Portland Press Herald. He tweets @thisdog.

This segment aired on August 26, 2016.

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