Stories about Mike Michaud

Mike Michaud (D)

East Millinocket, District 2

Website:, Candidates for U.S. Representative (D)

Bio: Mike Michaud was born in Millinocket and raised in Medway, Maine. He grew up valuing hard-work, community, and Maine’s outdoor heritage. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and worked in the Great Northern Paper Mill in East Millinocket. Mike worked at the mill for over 29 years before being elected to Congress in 2002. Mike Michaud has taken the experience of his hometown and his experience as a millworker to the floor of the United States Congress. As a working class Mainer, Mike is in a unique position among members of Congress to understand the problems facing real Americans here and around the country. Mike has been working as Maine’s Congressman for eight years. Mike is fighting hard every day to protect and promote American jobs, to honor and serve our veterans, to set a path for energy independence and to ensure that Maine gets the investment we need to grow and prosper.

Democratic nominee for governor Mike Michaud and Hillary Clinton stand hand in hand at the podium during a political rally on Friday at Scarborough High School.

Hillary Clinton says Michaud is solution to ‘mess’ created by LePage

By Mario Moretto on Oct. 24, 2014, at 8:19 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH | Hillary Clinton on Friday told a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters at Scarborough High School that if they wanted to ensure a better future for Maine, they must coalesce around Democratic gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Nov. 4. The former Democratic secretary of state, …
Independent Eliot Cutler (from left), Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud participate in a debate on Tuesday in Auburn.

Candidates agree on living wage but little else in final debate of Maine governor’s race

By Mario Moretto on Oct. 21, 2014, at 9:33 p.m.
AUBURN | Not much new ground was covered during the last of five scheduled gubernatorial debates Tuesday, but each of the three candidates ran with their last chance to get their message before a statewide audience. The final debate, broadcast live statewide on WMTW and WABI, saw more sharply …
Candidates for governor (from left) independent Eliot Cutler, Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage greet each other on stage before a televised debate in Augusta on Wednesday night.

Round 3: Michaud, Cutler, LePage take stage for debate sponsored by BDN-CBS13

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President Barack Obama

Obama, George Mitchell to campaign for Michaud on Oct. 30 in Portland

By BDN Staff Report on Oct. 17, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
President Barack Obama will come to Maine on Oct. 30 to campaign for Democrat Mike Michaud, who is locked in a tight race for governor. The Michaud campaign announced late Friday afternoon that Obama will stump for Michaud during a rally at the Portland Exposition Building. The …
First lady Michelle Obama addresses the crowd during a campaign stop for Mike Michaud on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Mike Michaud in Orono

By Nell Gluckman on Oct. 03, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
First lady Michelle Obama had a clear message for supporters of gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud attending a rally at the University of Maine on Friday: Get out to vote and bring like-minded people with you. “Barack won because of record numbers of women and minorities and young …
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud speaks with reporters Friday at the Portland International Jetport.

Mike Michaud, Maine Republicans clash in crude lyric controversy

By Mario Moretto on Sept. 19, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
PORTLAND | Democratic gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Friday criticized the Maine Republican Party for what he called “dirty, gutter politics,” after the GOP attempted to blame him for a video containing a crude comment about U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. The video was created by Knack …
Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler speaks with the media after a campaign stop at a Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Cutler defends Gratwick over ‘brain guy’ gaffe, decries use of out-of-context statements in campaigns

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 11, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.
BANGOR | Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler said Thursday he “feels badly” for state Rep. Geoffrey Gratwick, D-Bangor, whose conversation with a constituent was secretly recorded and released by the Republican Party earlier this week. Saying Gratwick was “a good guy caught in a bad system,” Cutler said he …
Gov. Paul LePage

Candidates for governor share ideas for Maine agricultural rebirth

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 26, 2014, at 6:57 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The three major candidates for governor spent Tuesday with members of Maine’s agricultural community, discussing their visions for farming and how it could be part of the answer to future economic prosperity. It’s well-known that Maine’s agricultural past dwarfs the agricultural present. There is far less farmland …
U.S. Rep and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud

GOP attacks Michaud for sponsoring bill that passed with wide bipartisan support

By Scott Thistle on Aug. 20, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
LEWISTON | Maine Democrats and the campaign of Mike Michaud are becoming increasingly agitated over a series of attacks being made by their Republican rivals in the governor’s race. Michaud, Maine’s 2nd District U.S. congressman, is the Democratic nominee in a hotly contested campaign against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul …
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud strolls out of Portland's Cumberland Club Monday afternoon trailed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin. The New England governors were in town to help raise money for Michaud's gubernatorial bid.

Democratic Govs. Deval Patrick, Peter Shumlin stump for Michaud in southern Maine

By Mario Moretto on July 21, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
PORTLAND | Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud got a fundraising and rallying boost Monday from two New England governors who said the state needs a leader who’s willing to work with other regional leaders to improve the lives of Mainers. Democratic Govs. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts and Peter Shumlin …
Cianbro Corp. chairman and CEO Peter Vigue with a map backdrop of the proposed east-west highway.

Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye — mostly — on Maine’s proposed east-west highway

By Mario Moretto on July 20, 2014, at 5:47 a.m.
AUGUSTA | Areas for agreement between the three major candidates for governor will likely be few and far between, but here is one: Neither Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud or independent Eliot Cutler is sold on the proposal to build a private east-west highway. There’s just not …
C&L Aerospace CEO Chris Kilgour address the crowd during a press conference Thursday at the company'’s new $5 million headquarters expansion near the Bangor International Airport terminal.

C&L Aerospace unveils new $5 million Bangor headquarters expansion

By Nick McCrea on July 17, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
C&L Aerospace CEO Chris Kilgour stepped up to the microphone in front of his 120 employees. He didn’t get out a full sentence before he choked on his words and paused to fight back tears. “Emotional day,” he said, standing under a tent next to his company’s …
Independent gubernatorial Lee Schulteis (right) speaks with a TV reporter near Portland's Monument Square after announcing his candidacy.

Maine has a fourth gubernatorial candidate running for the 2014 election … but not really

By Mario Moretto on June 23, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Flip the page to coverage of the 2014 gubernatorial race in any Maine newspaper, and you’ll see three names: Republican Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler. You’re unlikely to see the name Lee Schultheis. The big three dominate the conversation, the money race and …
Nicole Clegg, chairwoman of Planned Parenthood Maine's Action Fund PAC, announces the organization's endorsement of Mike Michaud for governor at an event in Portland on June 16.

Don’t let LePage continue to deny health care to women; Michaud is the leader Maine needs

By Nicole Clegg on June 23, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
Four years ago, tea party politicians picked up key seats across the country and here in Maine. Since then, we’ve seen an unprecedented assault chipping away at women’s access to health care. Politicians campaigned with the promise of creating jobs and boosting our economy. Instead, they became focused on inserting …
Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, unveils a report by the chamber and the Maine Development Foundation in November 2013.

Be proud of this Maine tax credit

By Dana Connors on June 22, 2014, at 7:21 a.m.
Fortunately for Maine, in 2011 a bipartisan group of legislators recognized the success of the federal New Markets Investment incentive and committed to replicating that success here in our state. Legislative leaders understood that encouraging more private investment in distressed communities was critical to lifting people out of poverty. They …
Richard Rockefeller

Falmouth’s Richard Rockefeller dies in NY small plane crash

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
Richard Rockefeller of Falmouth, son of banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, died Friday morning when the small plane he was piloting crashed in Westchester County, New York. Rockefeller, an experienced pilot, flew to New York on Thursday to celebrate his father’s 99th birthday, family spokesman Fraser Seitel …
Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler speaks at Gomez Park on the Bangor waterfront in May.

Cutler says he can pay for his education plan

By Scott Thistle on June 03, 2014, at 3:29 p.m.
PORTLAND | Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler rolled out his education platform during stops in Bangor and Portland on Tuesday. Cutler, from Cape Elizabeth, is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Maine’s 2nd District U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democrat from East Millinocket. Michaud is leaving …
Ben Grant (right), chairman of the Maine Democratic Party, speaks at the start of the 2014 Maine Democratic Convention at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday afternoon.

Democrats frame themselves as ‘party of the future’ during state convention kick-off

By Christopher Cousins on May 30, 2014, at 8:33 p.m.
BANGOR | The Democratic State Convention kicked off in Bangor Friday afternoon with an impassioned call by party leaders to unseat Republicans — particularly Gov. Paul LePage — and take back what they called “our Maine.” The convention, which runs through Saturday at the Queen City’s new Cross Insurance …
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud

LePage, Cutler try to focus blame for VA scandal on Michaud

By Mario Moretto on May 30, 2014, at 5:23 p.m.
AUGUSTA | It wasn’t long after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation Friday that U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud’s political opponents took the opportunity to tie the ongoing scandal at the veterans agency to their Democratic opponent. “For years, Michaud has told the people of Maine he has inside knowledge …
Rep. Terry Hayes, D-Buckfield, speaks during a press conference at the Portland Public Library Wednesday, where a group of about 50 women said they would back independent candidate Eliot Cutler in the 2014 Maine Governor's race.

Cutler campaign gains support from prominent Maine women, but Michaud claims they distort his record

By Scott Thistle on May 21, 2014, at 6:01 p.m.
PORTLAND | A group of prominent Maine women, both Democrats and Republicans, said Wednesday they were supporting Eliot Cutler, an independent candidate in Maine’s 2014 gubernatorial race. Among those offering support is a former U.S. attorney, current and former members of the Maine Legislature, successful businesswomen and philanthropists. Cutler, …