Republican governor Paul LePage of Maine has a slight lead over his Democratic challenger, House member Mike Michaud, according to a new poll of the race. Here's more from the Portland Press-Herald:
Maine Poll: Republican LePage Leads Democrat Michaud
LePage is clearly benefitting from the independent candidacy of Cutler, who also ran for governor in 2010. That year, Cutler actually outperfomed the Democratic candidate, giving LePage the opening to win a narrow victory.