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Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed 179 bills and counting during his first term, breaking a record that was previously held by Gov. James Longley, who vetoed 118 bills from 1975-1979, the Portland Press Herald reported. Some politicians, like House Majority Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, say LePage's high veto count shows that he is an obstructionist, blocking legislation that had sometimes received unanimous support in the Legislature. But for others, House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport, told the Bangor Daily News, it shows LePage's leadership in recognizing "'trap bills' that represent bad public policy but yet go well in a campaign ad."
Do you agree with the characterization that LePage's vetoes have been obstructionist?
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