First Lady Michelle Obama will make a campaign appearance with Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in Orono on Oct. 3, at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine.
Obama and Michaud will be joined by Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards, whose PAC endorsed Michaud in August. Richards was scheduled to highlight Michaud’s record on women’s issues at a rally in late August, but that rally was postponed.
David Farmer, a senior adviser on Michaud’s campaign, said the Oct. 3 rally will be “more general” in nature than the postponed Richards event.
“It’s a great opportunity to excite people in the Orono-Bangor area, and to hopefully get students at the university engaged in the election,” Farmer said.
The exact time of the rally at UMaine is yet to be determined. Farmer said attendance is free, but guests must RSVP on Michaud’s campaign website because of Secret Service security requirements associated with the first lady.
Correction: A previous version of this post erroneously referred to David Farmer as Michaud’s communications director. Farmer is Michaud’s senior adviser.