First Lady campaigns for openly gay gubernatorial candidate in Maine


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ORONO, Maine — First lady Michelle Obama was in Maine on Friday stumping for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who is seeking to unseat GOP Gov. Paul LePage in November.

If victorious, Michaud would make history by becoming the first openly gay candidate ever elected governor of a state.

Mrs. Obama told an audience gathered at the University of Maine that it’s vital that the president’s supporters show up: “If we don’t show up at the polls this November, if we don’t elect leaders like Mike who put people first, instead of just fighting for special interests, then we know exactly what’s going to happen.”

WGME-TV reports:

Michaud is a six-term congressman who has served in the U.S. House since 2003. He came out publicly last year.

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