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Posted: Jul 07, 2014

Mass. Gov. Patrick adds Saco stop to Maine campaign swing for Michaud

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The York County Democrats on Sunday announced that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be joining Maine's Democratic gubernatorial nominee, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, on Monday, July 21, in Saco to talk about grassroots organizing.

As we previously reported, Patrick will be in Cumberland County that same afternoon for a noontime fundraiser for Michaud at the Cumberland Club in Portland.

Patrick is rumored to be a possible 2016 presidential candidate. Patrick's Together political action committee will be active in several gubernatorial races this fall, including Maine.

The York County event will take place from 4-5 p.m. at the Saco Train Station, 110 Main Street. Light refreshments will be served, York County Democrats said in a press release.

The Saco stop will focus on "grassroots organizing for November and beyond."

Democrats have been touting their grassroots, ground game since at least April. The party expects to have a campaign office open in each of Maine's 16 counties by the end of July, and volunteers going door-to-door will be uploading information from would-be voters into a database, so leaders can track voter sentiment.

By contrast, the Maine Republican Party has not opened any campaign offices for the November election. Independent Eliot Cutler, who can't tap into a political party for support, has two campaign offices - in Bangor and Portland. Cutler is may soon open an office in Lewiston.

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