Thursday, December 5, 2013
National Republicans are promoting a story by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call speculating that Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd, could be vulnerable to a GOP challenge when he runs next year for a fith term.
The story quotes Maine state Senate President Kevin Raye, a former chief of staff to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, as expressing interest in a possible run against Michaud.
It wouldn't seem to be an easy task to take on Michaud.
Michaud comfortably won reelection in 2010 with 55 percent of the vote, in a bad year for Democrats. Barack Obama won Michaud's district - though the district will be at least slightly different in 2012 after Maine's two congressional districts are realigned - in 2008 with 55 percent of the vote. And in that last presidential election year Michaud won 67 percent of the vote.
Kevin Miller is Washington bureau chief for the Portland Press Herald and MaineToday Media. He has worked as a journalist in Maine for 6 ½ years, covering the environment, politics and the State House. Before arriving in Maine, he wrote about politics, government and education for newspapers in Virginia and Maryland.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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