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Michaud Reports More Than $1 Million Cash on Hand

PORTLAND – Mike Michaud’s gubernatorial campaign today reported raising more than $355,000 in the reporting period from May 28 to July 15, 2014. The total represents an increased fundraising pace for Michaud, leaving
the campaign with more than $1 million cash on hand heading into the final 100 days of the campaign.

 
For the reporting period of May 28 to July 15, the campaign received more than 4,600 individual contributions totaling $355,808.67*. Of those contributions, 80 percent were small dollar grassroots donations of $50 or less.
The average donation was $78.34. The campaign finished the filing period with $1,050,796.73 cash on hand. 
 
“The level of grassroots support for Congressman Michaud continues to grow,” said Matt McTighe, the campaign manager. “Democrats, Republicans and independents are enthusiastic about Mike and are working hard to
make sure that we can bring much-needed change to Augusta.”
 
Since June 2013, the campaign received more than 14,500 individual contributions totaling $1,978,823.52. 
 
The strong fundraising report builds on the momentum of a poll released last week that showed Michaud increasing his lead in the race for governor, with Gov. Paul LePage stuck in the 30s and independent Eliot Cutler
dropping further into the low teens. 
 
The poll, which was conducted July 14 to 16, found Michaud leading the race with 41 percent of the vote, while LePage had 37 percent and Cutler had only 13 percent.
 
“We are in a strong position to get our positive message of change out to voters,” McTighe said. “Congressman Michaud is the strongest candidate in this race and the only person who has a proven track record of bringing
people together to move Maine forward.”
 
*Note for Reporters and Editors Reporting on Fundraising Totals: Lines 1 and 1A on the cover page of Maine Campaign Finance Reports reflect the total amount raised this reporting period, May 28 to July 15, 2014. Line 4
and Line 9 include contributions raised for the General Election before the Primary Election on June 10, 2014. These contributions were not necessarily raised during this reporting period.