Yesterday’s Maine gubernatorial primary was a mere formality as both major parties ran uncontested candidates, but openly gay six-term US Rep. Mike Michaud is now one step closer to becoming the nation’s first governor to have been out at the time of his election. Michaud, who came out in November 2013, will face incumbent GOP Gov. Paul LePage in the general election. Recent polls show Michaud and LePage in a dead heat. Michaud’s departure from Congress will leave six openly gay members in the House.
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