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Yes, Iím gay, Michaud says. Now letís get our state back on track

My personal life has nothing to do with my ability to lead Maine.
http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/Mike_Michaud__Yes__I_m_gay__Now_let_s_get_our_state_back_on_track_.html?pagenum=full

When I entered the race for governor, I did so because I love the state of Maine and am tired of seeing it dragged in the wrong direction. There was never any question that it would be a tough race, but I know I have the vision, the experience and the commitment to lead Maine forward.

Once I jumped to an early lead in the polls, I knew it was only a matter of time before individuals and organizations intent on re-creating the uncertainty that led to our current governorís election three years ago would start their attacks. Already my opponents have tried to blatantly distort my support for a womanís right to choose and my tireless commitment to our nationís veterans.

So I wasnít surprised to learn about the whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls some of the people opposed to my candidacy have been using to raise questions about my personal life. They want people to question whether I am gay.

Allow me to save them the trouble with a simple, honest answer: ďYes I am. But why should it matter?Ē
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