Wednesday October 10, 2012 | 08:12 AM

Gov. Paul LePage has been relatively quiet in Maine lately, but he was in Delaware Tuesday to help the Republican gubernatorial candidate there raise money. 

According to news reports, Republican Jeff Cragg could use the help. 

Cragg has raised just $60,000 in his bid to unseat Democratic Gov. Jack Markell, according to the News Journal. Cragg has loaned himself over $26,000. Markell, meanwhile, has raised over $1.2 million.

LePage is listed as a special guest at the event. He was joined by former U.S. Rep. Mike Castle and a roster of Republicans that appear designed to appeal to a wide spectrum of Republican donors. While LePage will likely resonate with the tea party crowd, Castle was known as a moderate congressman. 

Castle was ousted during the 2010 Republican primary by tea party candidate Christine O'Donnell. 

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