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WKIT News: Independent gubernatorial hopeful awaits public funds

An independent gubernatorial candidate is fighting to receive the public funds she is counting on, alongside over 200 legislative candidates.

Elections officials discussed next steps Wednesday. State treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Terry Hayes says over 5,500 voters contributed $5 to help her qualify for public funds. An unintended error in Maine’s budget keeps candidates from receiving public funds after July 1. Also, Governor Paul LePage hasn’t signed financial orders to allow payments to publicly financed candidates this week.

Source: Associated Press

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