PORTLAND, Maine — Former Maine independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler has formed a new political action committee for moderates.

Cutler says the PAC, OneMaine, will provide a place for Mainers who feel disconnected from the extremes of the two major political parties.

The Portland Press Herald says OneMaine will raise money for candidates who reach across party lines.

Cutler, who announced his plan at a gathering in Portland this week, said the decision to launch a new political action committee isn’t tied to a desire to run for governor in 2014.