Former President Bill Clinton was back in Maine today campaigning for gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell and other Democrats on Tuesday’s ballot.

About 800 people gathered to hear Clinton speak just before noon at the Lewiston Armory.

He praised Mitchell’s work to improve education, reform health care, promote alternative energy, reduce taxes and create jobs.

He said her experience as a legislator – including being the only woman in the nation to have headed both her state’s House and Senate – sets her apart from her opponents.

He also urged voters to support U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree in their re-election bids.

Clinton came to Maine in September to campaign for Mitchell, who is a longtime friend and political ally.

Recent polls have Mitchell tied with independent candidate Eliot Cutler, with Republican Paul LePage in the lead.

The five-way governor’s race includes independents Shawn Moody and Kevin Scott, who lag far behind in polls.