AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has met with Portland Mayor Nicholas Mavodones in LePage’s office following comments the governor made about Maine’s largest city.

Following the resignation earlier this month of Marine Resources Commissioner Norman Olsen, the former Cabinet official issued a statement claiming that LePage wasn’t interested in helping Portland fishermen because the governor didn’t enjoy political support in the city. That governor said that wasn’t true.

But Mavodones said such statements were harmful to the business climate and invited the governor to come to Portland.

The details of Thursday’s meeting weren’t immediately released. But Democrats complained that some key members of the Legislature weren’t invited.

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