AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The executive director of the Maine Democratic Party is accusing Republican Les Otten of taking the “O” from President Barack Obama for his own campaign Web site.

Arden Manning says Otten’s “O” is nearly an exact copy of the Obama Web site’s “O,” which is now famous following the 2008 presidential campaign. He says Otten and Obama share “the initial O in common but that’s where the similarity ends.”

The attack didn’t sit well with Otten. He says the Democratic Party seems to have forgotten that Obama was initially accused of copying Pepsi’s logo.

But he says his gubernatorial exploratory committee didn’t copy anyone’s Website. He says it was built “from scratch” by a locally owned company.

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