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Will The Next Governor of Maine be Gay?

by David Sharp
Tuesday Nov 5, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine -- The congressman who wants to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his personal life has never factored into his jobs at a paper mill, in the Maine Legislature or on Capitol Hill. But now his private life isn't so private.

Rep. Mike Michaud (MEE'-shoh) revealed in an op-ed this week that he's gay in response to "whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls" that were dogging his gubernatorial campaign.

Most people in Michaud's life didn't know he was gay - not even his mom.

He said he told his mother and his sister that he was gay just hours before his office sent out the op-ed. He said he hopes that his campaign can focus now on the issues.

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  • Bob K, 2013-11-05 05:50:49

    LePage is competing for the "Orville Faubus Crazy Asshole Governor" trophy. Michaud is my friend’s relative, but I would chose him over LePage if he were a trained seal.

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