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Gov. LePage offers congratulations to election winners

CBS 13 wanted to talk with Governor LePage about the election results, but the governor said he was feeling very sick. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Democrats were consistently in control of the Maine House and Senate before 2010.

When Governor LePage won his first term, republicans also took majorities in both chambers.

CBS 13 wanted to talk with Governor LePage about the election results, but the governor said he was feeling very sick.

His press secretary says the governor canceled some other appearances because he's not feeling well.

When asked, she said it's not "election-related illness," but provided no additional details.

The governor was hospitalized in Augusta after suffering discomfort while visiting family in New Brunswick.

Regarding the election results, the governor released a statement.

"I thank all the candidates for stepping up to serve the people of Maine and congratulate all the winners of yesterday's election. Mainers have entrusted you with the future of our state and to represent all of the people. Please hold that trust sacred. In addition, I specifically wish Governor-Elect Janet Mills well in her new role."

“The voters get to make a vote and this is the government they've chosen for the next two years, I'm not a big fan of one party, republican or democrat, having control of both the legislature and the governor's office,” House Minority Leader Ken Fredette said.

Fredette has been a strong ally of Governor LePage.

He's finishing his fourth term in the House and couldn't seek re-election because of term limits.

“It's time for me to take a little rest and see what happens next,” Fredette said.

He says looking forward to 2020 starts Wednesday.

“These House races are going to be very critical, so I think, and Trump will be on the ballot so 2020 here we go,” Fredette said.

The governor's office says it's now working to help ensure a smooth transition to the Mills administration, and working to make sure all documents are properly archived.

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