Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Scarborough Friday to personally endorse Mike Michaud’s bid for governor less than two weeks before the election.
As former first lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and early front-runner to run for president in 2016, there probably aren’t any bigger-deal Democrats for Michaud to have on the campaign stump. If there are, maybe it’s former President Bill Clinton or First Lady Michelle Obama, who have already been to Maine for Michaud, or President Barack Obama, who is coming on Oct. 30.
The counter-effect of parading Democratic royalty through Maine is that it could rally entrenched Republicans to the polls.
Hillary will come to Scarborough High School, according to the Michaud campaign. Michaud, who gave up his 2nd Congressional District seat to run for governor, is locked in a tight race against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
They and independent candidate Eliot Cutler are scheduled to appear Monday evening in the second televised debate of the campaign. The 7 p.m. debate, hosted by the Bangor Daily News and WGME, will be streamed live at bangordailynews.com.