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Rep. Mike Michaud steps into Maine governor’s race

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Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) announced Thursday that he will officially explore a run for governor in 2014, giving Democrats a top recruit against Gov. Paul LePage (R).

Michaud isn't fully in the race yet, saying instead that he wants to gauge the level of support for his campaign. But politicians who launch exploratory committees rarely wind up opting out.