Maine Mayor Resigns Over Racist Texts

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by Nancy Shack, WBZ NewsRadio1030

Lewiston, ME (WBZ NewsRadio) — The mayor of Lewiston, Maine, the state's second largest city resigns after a former girlfriend leaked his texts, including one with racist overtones.

At a press conference Friday morning, Republican Shane Bouchard resigned effective immediately.

The text messages were made public during an investigation by Lewiston police and the attorney general’s office into allegations from Bouchard's claimed former mistress that she gave him emails from his opponent’s 2017 campaign.

According to authorities the remark in question involved Bouchard describing elderly black people as ‘‘antique farm equipment.’’

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