LePage Fowards Gun Rights Media to Conservative Outlets

Updated 2 years ago

Governor LePage’s administration actively courted right-leaning media during the contentious debate last month over a request by the Bangor Daily News for public records on Maine’s concealed-weapons permit holders.The governor’s spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett sent emails to talk show hosts sympathetic to gun owners. Those emails were obtained by the Portland Press Herald through a Freedom of Information request.One message went to an associate producer at Fox News in New York City, with a request to forward it to Bill O’Reilly.Another went to Howie Carr, a conservative radio host in Boston.Bennett says she was doing her job to make sure the governor’s message is “heard loud and clear.”


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