(NEWS CENTER) A new PAC ad urges support for Gov. Paul LePage's hospital debt repayment plan. But it also seems to be the first salvo in the 2014 campaign. Political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman go In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.
The TV ad is paid for by Maine People Before Politics, a political action committee that supports Gov. LePage. It takes a swipe at the policies of former Gov. John Baldacci, who is considering a run against LePage next year. Strimling and Harriman talk about the spot, and break down the numbers from the new Omnibus Poll from Pan Atlantic SMS of Portland. It shows strong support for Gov. LePage's policies, if not his style, and indicates he is in good position for a re-election campaign.