Melissa Walsh Innes of the Sierra Club announces the group's endorsement of Democrat Mike Michaud for governor today in Portland.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A leading environmental group is endorsing Democratic U.S. Rep. Michaud in what seems to already be a three-person governor's race in Maine.
The Sierra Club announced their support for Michaud at a news conference Monday.
The group had already said there's one candidate who's been stricken from their list: Gov. Paul LePage. That left either Michaud or independent candidate Eliot Cutler.
Spokesman Glen Brand says the environmental group is devoting all of its resources to replacing LePage with ``a pro-environment governor.''
The race is shaping up much more quickly than four years ago, when there were a dozen major party candidates vying to run. This time, the field was set more than a year before the election.
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