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Otten Consultant Admits Authorizing Automated Calls 

A consultant to former Republican candidate for Governor Les Otten has acknowledged paying for automated phone calls targeting rival Paul LePage on the eve of Maine’s primary election in June.Michael Dennehy says he didn’t consult Otten or his campaign manager about his messages. Dennehy says he didn’t realize he’d done anything wrong until he learned of Maine’s ethics commission investigation. Otten called it a “complete rogue action.”LePage won the G.O.P. nomination.