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Michaud Financially Outpacing Two Other Candidates in Race for Governor

| January 16, 2014

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -Democratic challenger Mike Michaud is outpacing the other two candidates in fundraising in the race for Maine governor.   According to reports filed Wednesday, Michaud raised nearly $700,000 in the latest reporting period that ended Dec. 31, and has now raised more than $1 million overall. Incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage has raised almost $719,000 overall, including more than $373,000 in the past six months. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler has raised more than $945,000, with about $243,000 raised since July 1. Cutler has donated more than $250,000 of his own money to the campaign. Michaud has spent nearly $400,000 in the campaign and Cutler has spent nearly $600,000. Meanwhile, LePage’s campaign has spent roughly $150,000.

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