Maine Governor Paul LePage is in stable condition after he was hospitalized for experiencing discomfort over the weekend.
The 69-year-old Republican was visiting family in New Brunswick, Canada when he halted his trip and was transported to a hospital in Bangor, Maine on Saturday.
Governor spokesman Peter Steele announced in a prepared statement that LePage was taken by ambulance to Presque Isle in northern Maine then transported to Eastern Main Medical Center in Bangor at 11:30pm.
On Sunday the spokesman confirmed Lepage ‘is resting comfortably’ at the hospital where he stayed over night and was ‘in good spirits’ during his ambulance transport.
Maine’s Republican Governor is in good spirits and stable condition after spending the night in the hospital after ‘experiencing discomfort’ while visiting family on Saturday
His spokesperson Peter Steele announced Governor LePage is expected to make a full recovery on Sunday
The details of his discomfort was not released as he was kept in the hospital overnight for observation.
‘Doctors said he is very strong and healthy. … The governor is stable and is expected to make a full recovery,’ Steele said.
Earlier in the week LePage spoke at several tech business events and attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of The Jackson Laboratory in Ellsworth.
LePage was elected as the governor of Maine in 2010 and is nearing his second and final term in office, as Maine limits governors to just two terms. In the gubernatorial elections LePage did not exceed 50 percent of the popular vote as both races had multiple candidates.
On Friday, a day before he experienced discomfort, he attended a SBA New England Road Tour to Portland event in Maine, pictured at the lectern
The details of the discomfort have not been released and he was kept in the hospital overnight for observation
He previously served as the mayor of Waterville, a central Maine city of about 16,000 people.
LePage is known to be a staunch fiscal conservative and guided the state to a surplus of more than $175million at the end of the most recent fiscal year.
He’s had a tumultuous time in office, often going head to head with Democrats, media outlets, Maine NAACP, and immigrant rights advocates.
Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett said the party is ‘happy to hear Governor LePage is going to make a full recovery, and we’re thinking of him and his family.’
Pious Ali, a Democratic City Council member in Portland who is critical of the LePage administration, said he’s ‘hoping he gets back to work soon.’