The Republican Governors Association launched a video Tuesday touting Gov. Paul LePage as part of its “American Comeback” project featuring Republican governors from across the country.

The national group, which supports the re-election of Republican governors, designed the project “to tell the success stories and accomplishments” of the governors, according to a press release.

LePage, who is running for a second term, faces challenges from Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler.

In the video, LePage tells the story of his childhood on the streets of Lewiston and how it empowered him to create an economy of opportunity in Maine.

“I want to see Maine people prosperous. I want to see Maine people being able to afford to own land on the ocean,” LePage said. “Those are the things that drive me. It’s about Maine people being prosperous, not about being on welfare.”

LePage goes on to talk about the importance of education and his role as a job creator since taking office in 2011.

The Republican Governors Association has released videos featuring 12 other Republican governors, including Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina.

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