Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor has moved a rally with former President Bill Clinton to a larger venue. When the Democrat’s campaign announced Clinton’s visit earlier this week, the 750 available slots were claimed within three hours.
Tuesday’s event has been moved from the Portland waterfront to the Portland Exposition Building on Park Avenue, where according to Michaud spokeswoman Lizzy Reinholt, at least 1,500 people are expected.
“There are so many people who want to rally with Mike and President Clinton for real change and a return to civility in Augusta that we decided to move to a larger facility,” said Reinholt in a written statement. “We want to make sure every Mainer who wants to attend this event is able to come and learn why Mike is the best candidate to lead Maine and bring Democrats, Republicans and independents together to strengthen Maine’s economy and create jobs.”