Here in Maine, former Governor Paul LePage — who has described himself as “Trump before Trump” — officially kicked off his campaign to return to the governor’s mansion last night at a rally in the Augusta Civic Center. What’s his legacy? Can he win? What power will his brutish, sometimes overtly racist rhetoric have in the Trump-shaped world, where previously unspeakable ideas have been normalized?
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