Leaders Roundtable Breakfast 

Two of the five Mainers running for governor took part in a leaders roundtable in Bangor Thursday morning.Republican Paul LePage and Independent Eliot Cutler answered questions at a breakfast as part of the Atlantica Champions of Excellence Awards.Candidates took questions focusing mainly on energy and transportation.Democratic candidate, Libby Mitchell, was invited to the event, but backed out due to the fact that Independent candidates Shawn Moody and Kevin Scott were not invited to participate. Organizers say they chose to invite who they felt were the three front-runners in the race.Paul LePage says it was not his decision to make, “It’s not my call. I mean, I was asked to come, I’m coming. I want to talk about issues. Let the people that form these organizations and call these forums together to address that issue. I don’t know why.”Eliot Cutler agrees with LePage, saying they had no role in who organizers chose to participate in the forum, “I’ve been to so many forums over the last year and a half with a variety of different people. It’s the sponsors judgement about who to invite. I don’t dictate, I never tell people who host me for a dinner party who they should invite.”The Bangor Chamber of Commerce is hosting a gubernatorial debate on October 14th, we’re told they have not yet made a decision on whether or not an invitation will be extended to all 5 candidates.