About 12 hours after the presidential race was called, Maine Gov. Paul LePage issued a statement of congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump on a “historic, hard-fought and well-deserved win.”

“I look forward to his ability to unite our country, put us back on the path to prosperity and restore our strength in the world,” LePage said in a statement. “This election was a triumph for the American people, who rose up to defeat the forces of corruption, the political establishment and the elitist, out-of-touch media.

“We can now get to work to improve our economy, honor our Constitution, complete our Supreme Court and bring fiscal responsibility to our government.”

Trump was not LePage’s first choice for president. He previously supported New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. But as Election Day drew closer, LePage embraced Trump’s outsider candidacy, which was similar to his own campaign for governor six years ago.

LePage has hinted that he may even accept a position in a Trump administration, although he still has two years left in his second term as governor.