Maine Gov. LePage says he’s open to Trump administration job

Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

If Donald Trump is elected president, Maine Gov. Paul LePage would be open to working in his administration, he said at a forum in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday.

“But what I have told Donald Trump is this: You know, I want to save the federal government some money … I want to do my part,” LePage said, according to the Portland Press Herald. “So what about if I become the ambassador to Canada in the summer and Jamaica in the winter?”

LePage also addressed the suggestion that he could be named Trump’s vice president.

“We’re too much alike,” he said, laughing, according to the Portland Press-Herald.

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The outspoken governor, who was elected to a second term in 2014, said he was considering his next steps, including a possible run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Angus King.

“I said earlier that if I’m not into the Trump Administration, I will be running against Angus King,” LePage said at the forum. “Now, don’t tell my wife. She hasn’t said yes yet.”

LePage endorsed Trump for president in February and introduced him at a rally in Portland.

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