Maine’s governor has offended many with his abrasive comments and hard-nosed political tactics. On Thursday, lawmakers take up a longshot bid to impeach him.
Democrats say Republican Gov. Paul LePage crossed the line when he pressured an organization to rescind a job offer to one of his political adversaries.
Impeachment would be unprecedented in Maine.
A simple majority in the Democratic-controlled Maine House is all that’s needed to start an investigation that could lead to impeachment. But even that’s far from assured.
Also, the Republicans control the Maine Senate, where any impeachment trial would be held.

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