UPDATED: Breaking: Mike Michaud Not Running for Senate

Posted on March 1, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

His statement via Bangor Daily News:

“While I have been humbled by all the support and encouragement I have received in the last few days, I’ve decided to not run for the U.S. Senate this year. I want to continue to represent the wonderful people of Maine’s second district and keep working on the unique issues and challenges we face. I am also very proud of what I have been able to accomplish on behalf of Maine’s and America’s veterans and that work must continue.”

Update: Rep. Emily Cain (D-Orono) has withdrawn from the Federal race, and will refocus on her bid for a State Senate seat. Cain said in a statement:

I fully support Congressman Michaud. It’s been an incredibly exciting 24 hours of gearing up to campaign across northern and western Maine. But I only intended to run if Mike sought higher office. I’m grateful for the outpouring of support, and I plan to take that energy into my race for the State Senate, where I will continue to stand up for Maine families and Maine values. Maine people expect our leaders to have a daily focus on the economy and a vision for our economic future. I have a track record in the State Legislature of building consensus and working across the aisle to do what’s best for Maine families. Maine people want to know that their elected officials have their back. For the past eight years, I’ve stood up for Maine people and Maine values, and I hope to earn the support of voters to represent them in the State Senate.

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