Emails Rebuke Maine Governor for Labor Mural Removal

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By: David Sharp, Associated Press
Glenn Adams, Associated Press
AUGUSTA, ME (AP).- Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to remove a mural depicting the history of the labor movement in Maine struck a raw nerve as critics lashed out in correspondence that poured in from all corners of the country, with several dozen writing letters vowing to cancel summer vacations. The raw outpouring of emotion, with people opposing the governor’s action by a margin of more than 9-to-1, flooded the governor’s office with several thousand emails in less than a month. “Your attacks on the working class of your state are just appalling to me and despite my love of the Maine coast, I will not set foot or spend one red cent there,” wrote Audrey Fine Marsh