Obama Stumps for Michaud in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine - With less than a week until Election Day, Democrats are hoping President Barack Obama's visit to Maine will energize their base and get supporters to get out and vote to unseat Republican Governor Paul LePage.
Obama urged about 3,000 supporters of gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud at the Portland Exposition Building on Thursday to get everyone they know to the polls on Tuesday, saying the election is "too important to stay home.''
Obama criticized LePage for his opposition to raising the minimum wage and expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law. He said, "It's time to come together around Mike Michaud as our choice to lead Maine forward.''
Polls show a tight race between Michaud and LePage with independent Eliot Cutler in a distant third.