Lewiston — Candidates for the 2018 election still have months of campaigning, but one hopeful is acting like he’s already won the seat as Maine’s highest elected official.
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Social worker and 2018 hopeful Richard Light was spotted at the Lewiston location of Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery, according to sources familiar with the matter.
“Guess he’s pretty confident,” said political analyst Gerald Thibedeau.
Light, a privately-funded Libertarian candidate from Lewiston, has been seen visiting Governor’s several times since announcing his candidacy, something ethicists are concerned about.
“This kind of signal could undermine confidence in our democracy,” Thibedeau explained.
“Voters see someone enjoying a Sizzlin’ Special from Governor’s and think the race is already decided.”
Light declined our request for comment, but one employee at the Lewiston location told us Light eats there so often, he’s almost accrued enough Gov’s Club reward points to get $10 off his next meal.
So far none of the other 20 candidates for governor of Maine have had the audacity to treat themselves to meal at Governor’s, although Green Party candidate Jay Dresser is rumored to have “the munchies” regularly.
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