Joe Biden visiting Michaud in Maine hours after Clinton leaves; Monday roundup, Tuesday edition

Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. Reuters photo.

Democratic Vice President Joe Biden. Reuters photo.

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud will bring another Democratic all-star to Maine Wednesday when Vice President Joe Biden comes to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

Biden’s visit is scheduled back-to-back with a rally for Michaud Tuesday night in Portland with former President Bill Clinton. Though Biden’s visit is being publicized by his congressional office — which means technically, it is not a campaign event — the timing is unquestionably advantageous for Michaud, who like his opponents will put his campaign into sprint-to-the-finish-line speed as of today. Though Michaud, Republican incumbent Gov. Paul LePage and independent Eliot Cutler have been campaigning since last year — and in some ways even longer — the time between Labor Day and election day in November is the crucial period.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, who is running for reelection this year against Republican Isaac Misiuk, will also tour the shipyard with Biden.

PNSY’s primary function is the overhaul, repair and modernization of Los Angeles-class nuclear powered submarines. The shipyard employs approximately 4,700 civilians, according to its website.

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Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.