Maine gubernatorial candidate and 2nd Congressional District Rep. Mike Michaud speaks at a Lincoln County Democratic Committee lobster bake in South Bristol, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Michaud will visit Lincoln County Monday, April 14. (J.W. Oliver photo, LCN file)
By J.W. Oliver
Maine gubernatorial candidate and 2nd Congressional District Rep. Mike Michaud will spend the day in Lincoln County Monday, April 14.
The candidate’s visit will start at 9 a.m. with a tour of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay.
Michaud will meet with the Boothbay Region Health and Wellness Foundation’s Elder Empowerment Committee at 1 p.m. at the Boothbay town office.
He will visit Lincoln Academy in Newcastle at 2:30 p.m., tour downtown Damariscotta at 3:15 p.m. and conclude his time in the county with a 5:30 p.m. fundraiser at the Damariscotta home of Dean Curran.
Curran, a former U.S. ambassador to Haiti and Mozambique, chairs the Damariscotta Democratic Committee and represents Lincoln County on the Maine Democratic Committee.
Michaud, D-East Millinocket, was a state representative from 1980 to 1994 and a state senator from 1994 to 2002. He was elected to Congress in 2002 and is currently serving his sixth consecutive term. He will challenge Maine Gov. Paul LePage in the November election.
An April 1-2 poll by Public Policy Polling gives Michaud the lead in the race, with 44 percent of the vote to 37 for LePage and 14 for independent Eliot Cutler.