Congressman Mike Michaud Exploring Run for Governor

Updated 10 months ago

Congressman Mike Michaud is exploring whether or not to run for governor in 2014. The website Michaud2014 was put up Thursday morning. ” During the last few months I’ve been deeply honored by the countless Mainers across the state, democrats, republicans, and independents alike, who have asked me to consider a run for governor. I’ve listened and I heard their frustrations and concerns about the lack of real leadership in our state. That’s why today I’m forming an exploratory committee to gauge the depth of support for a possible campaign to be your next governor,” said Michaud in a video statement on the webpage. Michaud goes on to say he believes Maine needs a governor who will restore stability in Augusta, expand access to affordable healthcare and quality education.Michaud also added a new Twitter handle Thursday, @michaud2014. Former Governor John Baldacci tells TV 5 he supports Michaud in the run for governor. Baldacci had previously said he was considering a run, but tells TV 5 he will not run in 2014. Independent Elliot Cutler says he plans to run for governor in 2014. Governor Paul LePage has set up a re-election committee.