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Charlie Webster clarifies comments

8:51 AM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - In a telephone interview with NEWS CENTER on Thursday, Maine Republican Chairman Charlie Webster, wanted to clarify comments from his interview with NEWS CENTER on Tuesday.

Charlie Webster says he is not a racist, and that he regrets using the words "black people", but he says he feels his comments are being taken out of context. He says his point was that voter fraud occurs in Maine.

"I still believe there are people who vote in Maine who are not residents in some of the towns and that was my point. It wasn't that they were black or chinese or they were obese, it wasnt like that it's that if you live in a small town and someone comes in and weighs 400 lbs, you usually know who that person is."

Today, Republican strategist Lance Dutson, who ran Charlie Summers campaign for Senate tweeted this about Webster's comments.

"Webster's statements should be cause for immediate resignation. Any GOP who values future of the party should demand the same."

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