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Dem Congressman, Maine Guv Candidate: Yes, I'm Gay, 'But Why Should It Matter?'

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Michaud is challenging Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), the often incendiary incumbent who announced his intention to seek another term after initially suggesting that he would not run for re-election.

LePage accused a Democratic lawmaker in June of being "the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline," a remark that earned him praise from some anti-gay activists. 

Maine voters passed a measure last year making same-sex marriage legal in the state. A survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling in August showed Michaud with a slight lead over LePage. If elected in 2014, Michaud would become the nation's first openly gay governor, according to the Daily News.

 

h/t Daily Kos