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Obama heads to Maine to campaign for Democrat running for governor
Obama heads to Maine to campaign for Democrat running for governor

President Obama, who hopes to boost the fortunes of Democratic gubernatorial candidates in some states he carried in 2012, traveled to Maine on Thursday for Mike Michaud, who is in a close three-way race. The visit came at what could be a turning point in the race. Eliot Cutler, an independent, whose support has been dropping in polls, acknowledged Wednesday that he was a "long shot" and advised supporters to "vote their consciences." Democratic strategists believe that Cutler primarily takes votes away from Michaud in the battle with Republican incumbent Gov. Paul LePage. Obama was to appear at a campaign rally Thursday evening in Portland, in southern Maine....

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