Down East 2013 ©
A follow-up to yesterday's post  on the Lewiston mayoral race:
Bob MacDonald won the runoff election to become mayor of Lewiston last night, defeating his recently deceased opponent, Mark Paradis, by just 70 votes.
Rather than revelling in his victory, MacDonald took the opportunity to vow to exact an unknown revenge on an unnamed group of people in Paradis' camp who he says smeared him during the campaign.
"I have bit my tongue but, you know what, I just won so don't have to be quiet any more and they're going to pay for this," MacDonald declared to the media shortly after the results were announced.
According the the Lewiston Sun Journal , MacDonald said he will exact some kind of surprise retribution on Thursday. That article also has some other quotes from MacDonald, including from before the election on those who chose to still vote for his opponent:
"People around the state would be looking at us and laughing, once again," Macdonald said. "Voting for a dead man. That's what they're going to be saying about Lewiston, and it's just ridiculous."
And on Lewiston's immigrant population:
"When you start comparing these people to people's ancestors, what do you think is going to happen?" Macdonald said. "It causes a lot of stress, and it causes Lewiston residents to hate these people."