PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Republican Party is crying foul over a television ad by Rep. Mike Michaud that attacks his rival for spending taxpayer dollars to install a kitchenette in his State House office.
The ads says Republican Senate President Kevin Raye spent $20,000 to redecorate the Republican lounge and to install a kitchen. The ad shows a photo of a gleaming high-end kitchen, not the one in his office.
The GOP says the kitchenette is used by members of both parties.
Spokesman David Sorensen called Michaud a "liar and a hypocrite" for approving the ad, and called on TV stations to take it off the air.
Dan Cashman, Michaud's spokesman, said the issue is the cost, not the photo. He said he has invoices that verify how much was spent.