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Eliot Cutler tells Portland radio show hosts that he’s running for governor in 2014
|Last Edited||Scott³ Jun 06, 2013 10:04am|
|News Date||Thursday, June 6, 2013 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||"Eliot Cutler, an independent who finished a close second to Republican Gov. Paul LePage in 2010, confirmed Thursday morning that he plans to run for governor in 2014. |
When asked by WGAN radio morning show host Mike Violette if he’s running for governor in 2014, Cutler replied, “I am.” Cutler, who has filed as a candidate with the Maine Ethics Commission, said it would be “disingenuous” to deny that he’s running and that he would make a formal announcement after Labor Day.
“You guys have been pressing me for months to announce on your show. I figured I couldn’t make a formal announcement on your show, but I can announce that I will announce,” Cutler said.
He rebuffed the suggestion that his candidacy would split liberal and moderate votes, resulting in LePage’s re-election.
“I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t think I could win a three-way race,” Cutler said.
In an email issued later Thursday morning, Cutler, a lawyer and former Democrat, wrote, “While we will wait to make a formal announcement until after Labor Day, I can tell you now that I fully intend to be a candidate, and we are hard at work laying the groundwork for a winning campaign.”
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