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Michaud voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Mike Michaud
Michael Michaud.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Maine
Date of primaryJune 10, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
U.S. House, Maine, District 2
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJohn E. Baldacci (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$6.27 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,315,114
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine State Senate
1994-2002
Maine State House of Representatives
1980-1994
Education
High schoolSchenck High School, East Millinocket, Maine
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 18, 1955
Place of birthMedway, Maine
ProfessionMill Worker
Net worth$507,510.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Mike Michaud campaign logo
Michael Herman "Mike" Michaud (b. January 18, 1955, in Medway, Maine) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maine's 2nd Congressional District. Michaud was first elected to the House in 2002, and is serving his eleventh consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012.

He is running for Governor of Maine as a challenger to Republican incumbent Gov. Paul LePage in 2014.[1]

Michaud disclosed in a column submitted to three of the state’s major news outlets on November 4, 2013, that he is gay.[2]

Prior to serving in the House, Michaud was a member of the Maine State Senate, as well as the Maine House of Representatives.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Michaud is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Michaud was born on January 18, 1955, in Medway, Maine, and graduated from Schneck High School in East Millnocket, Maine. Prior to his political career, Michaud worked in a paper mill.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Michaud's political career[4]:

  • Maine State House of Representatives, 1980-1994
  • Maine State Senate, 1994-2002 President, 2001
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District of Maine, 2003-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Michaud serves on the following committees[5]:

2011-2012

Michaud served on the following House committees[6]:

  • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
    • Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
  • Veterans' Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Michaud's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[9][10] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Michaud was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[9][10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Michaud voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Michaud voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Michaud voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Michaud voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[13] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[14][15] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[15] Michaud voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[16][17] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[17] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[18] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Michaud joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[16][17]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[19] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[20] Michaud voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[22] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Michaud voted for HR 2775.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Michaud voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Michaud voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[11]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "No" Michaud voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[11]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Michaud voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[11]

Previous congressional sessions

Specific votes

Rep. Michaud supported the auto bailout.[24] As of September 13, 2010, 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.[25]

In addition, Rep. Michaud voted for the stimulus bill.[26] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy.[27]

Michaud also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[28] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[29]

Michaud supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[30] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[31]

Finally, Michaud voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[32] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[33]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Michaud voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[34]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine gubernatorial election, 2014

Michaud is running for Governor of Maine in 2014.[1][35] He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 10, 2014.[1][36]

Current incumbent Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican first elected in 2010, has indicated plans to run for re-election.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Michaud announces 2014 run for governor - released June 13, 2013
2014 Maine gubernatorial election - Three-way race
Poll Mike Michaud (D) Paul LePage* (R)Eliot Cutler (I)Undecided or refusedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research/National Education Association
(July 11-16, 2013)
40%31%26%3%+/-4.9400
Public Policy Polling
(August 23-25, 2013)
39%35%18%8%+/-3.2953
Maine People's Resource Center
(September 8-10, 2013)
40%34%16.8%9.1%+/-3.84652
Public Policy Poll
(November 8-11, 2013)
38%36%15%10%+/-3.2964
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
(January 13-23, 2014)
45%32%18%5%+/--400
Public Policy Polling
(April 1-2, 2014)
44%37%14%5%+/--583
The Pan Atlantic SMS Group
(March 31- April 5, 2014)
37.3%38.6%20.3%3.7%+/-4.9400
Rasmussen Reports
(April 23-25, 2014)
40%40%14%6%+/-3.0830
Public Policy Polling
(May 5-6, 2014)
43%39%15%3%+/--754
Maine People's Resource Center
(July 26-28, 2014)
42.6%41.4%12.6%3.4%+/-3.47796
AVERAGES 40.89% 36.4% 16.97% 5.62% +/-1.96 673.2
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status

2014 Maine gubernatorial election - Two-way race
Poll Mike Michaud (D) Paul LePage* (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research/National Education Association
(July 11-16, 2013)
61%34%5%+/-4.9400
Public Policy Polling
(August 23-25, 2013)
54%39%7%+/-3.2953
Maine People's Resource Center
(September 8-10, 2013)
55.9%36.1%7.9%+/-3.84652
Public Policy Poll
(November 8-11, 2013)
53%39%8%+/-3.2964
Press Herald
(June 12-18, 2014)
51%44%4%+/-3.9625
AVERAGES 54.98% 38.42% 6.38% +/-3.81 718.8
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status

Hypothetical Match-up Poll
Poll Mike Michaud (D) Paul LePage* (R)Eliot Cutler (I)Margin of ErrorSample Size
Press Herald
(June 12-18, 2014)
40%36%15%+/-3.9625
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status

Hypothetical Match-up Poll
Poll Eliot Cutler (I) Paul LePage* (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Press Herald
(June 12-18, 2014)
50%38%9%+/-3.9625
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Note: An asterisk (*) is used to denote incumbent status

2012

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Michaud initially expressed interest in running for Senate after Olympia Snowe announced her decision not to run in 2012. However, shortly afterwards he made it clear that he would not run for Senate in 2012.[37]

Michaud ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District. Michaud won re-election on the Democratic ticket. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Candidates Kevin Raye and Blaine Richardson ran in the Republican primary. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud Incumbent 55.7% 191,456
     Republican Kevin Raye 40% 137,542
     N/A Blank Votes 4.3% 14,910
Total Votes 343,908
Source: Maine Secretary of State "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012"

Mike Michaud, "Veterans VA," aired on September 18, 2012

Race Background for 2012

Incumbent Mike Michaud first defeated Kevin Raye in the 2002 election for Maine's 2nd Congressional District. He won by only four percent of the vote. Since then, Raye has served as a state senator for eight years, during which he was the senate president for two years. Michaud admits that this makes his opponent more competitive, but cites his own eight year incumbency in the 2nd District's house seat as giving him the edge.[38]

Polls

Mike Michaud vs. Kevin Raye
Poll Mike Michaud Kevin RayeUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
(September 15-17, 2012)
55.9%37.4%6.7%+/-3.35410
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Michaud is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Michaud raised a total of $6,315,114 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[44]

Mike Michaud's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Maine, District 2) Won $1,222,006
2010 US House (Maine, District 2) Won $1,044,372
2008 US House (Maine, District 2) Won $792,499
2006 US House (Maine, District 2) Won $737,307
2004 US House (Maine, District 2) Won $1,331,468
2002 US House (Maine, District 2) Won $1,187,462
Grand Total Raised $6,315,114

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Michaud's reports.[45]


Mike Michaud (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$80,637.92$49,850.63$(59,925.57)$70,562.98
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$70,562.98$117,668.88$(75,845.47)$112,386.39
October Quarterly[48]October 13, 2013$112,386.39$4,060.28$(43,272.23)$73,174.44
Year-end[49]January 31, 2014$73,174$6,030$(20,319)$58,885
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2014$58,885$9$(35,528)$23,366
Running totals
$177,618.79$(234,890.27)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Michaud's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Michaud won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Michaud's campaign committee raised a total of $1,222,006 and spent $1,199,775.[51]

Cost per vote

Michaud spent $6.27 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Michaud's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Michaud won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Michaud's campaign committee raised a total of $1,044,372 and spent $1,244,848.[52]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Michaud is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 21, 2013.[53]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[54]

Michaud most often votes with:

Michaud least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Michaud missed 51 of 7,661 roll call votes from January 2003 to March 2013, which is 0.7% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[55]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Michaud paid his congressional staff a total of $1,091,794 in 2011. He ranked 56th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 75th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Maine ranked 3rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[56]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Michaud's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $243,021 and $772,000. That averages to $507,510.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Michaud ranked as the 266th most wealthy representative in 2012.[57]

Mike Michaud Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net Worth% Difference from previous year
2012$507,510.5021.99%
2011$416,010-20.61%
2010$524,011N/A

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2012

Michaud ranked 122nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[58]

2011

Michaud ranked 130th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[59]

Voting with party

June 2013

Mike Michaud voted with the Democratic Party 90.3% of the time, which ranked 157 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[60]

Personal

Michaud lives in East Millnocket, Maine, where he also attended high school.[61]

Sexual preference

Michaud disclosed in a column submitted to three of the state’s major news outlets on November 4, 2013, that he is gay.[2] He said he made the announcement in response to “the whisper campaigns, insinuations and push polls” that unidentified people have been using to raise questions about his personal life since he declared his candidacy for governor.[2]

“They want people to question whether I am gay,” Michaud said. “Allow me to save them the trouble with a simple, honest answer: ‘Yes I am. But why should it matter?’”[2]

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See also

External links

Campaign


References

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Baldacci (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Maine District 2
2003–present
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Maine State Senate
1994–2002
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Maine House of Representatives
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