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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Current candidacy = [[Maine gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Maine]]
 
|Current candidacy = [[Maine gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Maine]]
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|Current candidacy primary date = [[Maine state executive official elections, 2014|June 10, 2014]]
 
|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
 
|Current candidacy election date = November 4, 2014
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2003-Present
 
|Tenure = January 3, 2003-Present
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|Per diem =
 
|Per diem =
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $6.27
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|Appointed by =
 
|First elected = November 5, 2002
 
|First elected = November 5, 2002
 
|Term limits =
 
|Term limits =
|Next election = [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $=6,315,114
 
|Campaign $=6,315,114
 
|Prior office = Maine State Senate
 
|Prior office = Maine State Senate
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|Place of birth = Medway, [[Maine]]
 
|Place of birth = Medway, [[Maine]]
 
|Profession = Mill Worker
 
|Profession = Mill Worker
|Net worth = $416,010
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|Net worth = $507,510.50
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website =http://michaud.house.gov/
 
|Office website =http://michaud.house.gov/
|Campaign website =http://www.michaudforcongress.com/
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|Campaign website =http://www.michaud2014.com/
|Personal website =
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|Personal website =https://www.facebook.com/MikeMichaudForGovernor
|Campaign logo = Mike Michaud logo.jpg
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|Campaign logo = Michaud gov campaign logo.png
 
|Campaign $= 6,315,114
 
|Campaign $= 6,315,114
 
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{{tnr}}'''Michael Herman "Mike" Michaud''' (b. January 18, 1955) 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 currently serving his eleventh consecutive term, having won re-election on [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Michaud initially expressed interest in running for [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|Senate]] after [[Olympia Snowe]] announced her decision not to run in [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|2012]]. However, shortly afterwards he made it clear that he would not run in [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|2012]] for [[U.S. Senate|Senate]].<ref>[http://www.governing.com/news/politics/ap-maine-pols-bow-out-of-race-for-snowes-us-seat.html ''Governing'' "2 Maine Pols Bow Out of Race for Snowe's U.S. Senate Seat" Accessed March 4, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Michael Herman "Mike" Michaud''' (b. January 18, 1955, in Medway, [[Maine|ME]]) 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 [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]].  
  
Michaud is set to run for re-election in [[Maine's 2nd congressional district]] in the general election on [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Despite this he is expected to run for [[Governor of Maine]] instead as a challenger to [[Republican]] incumbent [[Paul LePage|Gov. Paul LePage]].<ref name=gov14>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/13/rep-mike-michaud-steps-into-maine-governors-race/ ''The Washington Post blogs,'' "Rep. Mike Michaud steps into Maine governors race," June 13, 2013]</ref>
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He {{2014isrunning}} for [[Governor of Maine]] as a challenger to [[Republican]] incumbent [[Paul LePage|Gov. Paul LePage]] in [[Maine gubernatorial election, 2014|2014]].<ref name=gov14>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/13/rep-mike-michaud-steps-into-maine-governors-race/ ''The Washington Post blogs'', "Rep. Mike Michaud steps into Maine governors race," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
  
Prior to his election in the House Michaud was a member of the Maine State Senate as well as the Maine State House of Represenatives.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m001149]</ref>
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Michaud disclosed in a column submitted to three of the state’s major news outlets on November 4, 2013, that he is gay.<ref name="gay">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_governor_candidate_Mike_Michaud__I_m_gay_.html ''Portland Press Herald'', "Maine governor candidate Mike Michaud: I’m gay," accessed November 4, 2013]</ref>
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Prior to serving in the [[U.S. House|House]], Michaud was a member of the [[Maine State Senate]], as well as the [[Maine House of Representatives]].<ref name="bioguide"/>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Michaud was born in 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.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m001149 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Michael Michaud" Accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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Michaud was born on January 18, 1955, in Medway, [[Maine|ME]], and graduated from Schneck High School in East Millnocket, [[Maine|ME]]. Prior to his political career, Michaud worked in a paper mill.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m001149 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'', "Michael Michaud," accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Michaud's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Michaud's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Michaud serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Michaud serves on the following committees<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>:
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
 
**Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Michaud served on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 21, 2011]</ref>:
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Michaud served on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed November 21, 2011]</ref>:
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
 
**Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
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**Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
 
**Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
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Rep. Michaud supported the auto bailout.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 690" December 10, 2008]</ref> As of September 13, 2010: 56% of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43% supported it.<ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx ''Gallup'' "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," September 13, 2010]</ref>
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===National security===
  
In addition, Rep. Michaud voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009]</ref> 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. <ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'' "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Michaud voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/6582/mike-michaud#.UlwnSFN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Mike Michaud Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>
  
Michaud also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen'' "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
Michaud supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'' "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009]</ref>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Michaud}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Michaud}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Michaud voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Specific votes====
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Rep. Michaud supported the auto bailout.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll690.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 690," accessed December 10, 2008]</ref> As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.<ref>[http://www.gallup.com/poll/142967/Among-Recent-Bills-Financial-Reform-Lone-Plus-Congress.aspx ''Gallup'', "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," accessed September 13, 2010]</ref>
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In addition, Rep. Michaud voted for the stimulus bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll046.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 46," accessed January 28, 2009]</ref> A total of 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/economic_stimulus_package/august_2010/38_say_stimulus_plan_helped_economy_36_say_it_hurt ''Rasmussen'', "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," accessed August 24, 2010]</ref>
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Michaud also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll314.xml ''US House Clerk'', "Roll Call 314," accessed June 9, 2009]</ref> According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/auto_industry/june_2009/54_oppose_cash_for_clunkers_plan_to_spur_purchase_of_greener_cars ''Rasmussen'', "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," accessed June 23, 2009]</ref>
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Michaud supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml ''US House Clerk,'' "Roll Call 477," accessed June 26, 2009]</ref> Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/42_say_climate_change_bill_will_hurt_the_economy ''Rasmussen'', "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," accessed June 30, 2009]</ref>
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Finally, Michaud voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk,'' "Roll Call 165," accessed March 21, 2010]</ref> About 57 percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Only 35 percent of likely voters opposed repeal. A total of 51 percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'', "61% Favor Repeal of Healthcare Law," accessed September 20, 2010]</ref>
  
Finally, Michaud voted in favor of the health care reform bill.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll165.xml ''US House Clerk'' "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/september_2010/61_favor_repeal_of_health_care_law ''Rasmussen'' "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010]</ref>
 
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
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 one 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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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 one of 172 Democrats who 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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==On The Issues Vote Match==
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[[File:s060_020.gif|right|290px|thumb|Michael Michaud's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Michaud is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Michaud received a score of 62 percent on social issues and 16 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Michaud|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://Governor.OnTheIssues.org/Michael_Michaud.htm ''On The Issues'', "Michael Michaud Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Strongly Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Neutral
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Strongly Opposes
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|United Nations=Opposes
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|Military=Neutral
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Favors
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Opposes
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|Stimulus=Favors
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===National security===
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====American response in Syria====
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Michaud}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
 
===2014===
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
  
Michaud is a likely 2014 candidate for [[Governor of Maine]].<ref name=gov14/><ref>[http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/columnists/cuzzi_demeritt/baldacci-best-hope-for-democrats-in-2014-and-for-lepage-too_2012-12-02.html ''The Portland Press-Herald,'' "Dan Demeritt: Baldacci best hope for Democrats in 2014 – and for LePage, too," November 30, 2012]</ref> Current incumbent Gov. [[Paul LePage]], a Republican first elected in 2010, plans to seek re-election.  
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Michaud {{2014isrunning}} for [[Governor of Maine]] in 2014.<ref name=gov14/><ref>[http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/columnists/cuzzi_demeritt/baldacci-best-hope-for-democrats-in-2014-and-for-lepage-too_2012-12-02.html ''The Portland Press-Herald'', "Dan Demeritt: Baldacci best hope for Democrats in 2014 – and for LePage, too," accessed November 30, 2012]</ref> He was uncontested in the [[Democratic]] primary election on June 10, 2014.<ref name=gov14>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/13/rep-mike-michaud-steps-into-maine-governors-race/ ''The Washington Post blogs'', "Rep. Mike Michaud steps into Maine governors race," accessed June 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.michaud2014.com/ ''Michaud 2014 For Governor Official Campaign Website,'' "Homepage," accessed June 26, 2013]</ref>
  
The general election will take place November 4, 2014.
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Current incumbent Gov. [[Paul LePage]], a Republican first elected in 2010, is running for re-election.
  
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
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Michaud initially expressed interest in running for [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|Senate]] after [[Olympia Snowe]] announced her decision not to run in [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|2012]]. However, shortly afterwards he made it clear that he would not run for [[United States Senate|Senate]] in [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|2012]].<ref>[http://www.governing.com/news/politics/ap-maine-pols-bow-out-of-race-for-snowes-us-seat.html ''Governing,'' "2 Maine Pols Bow Out of Race for Snowe's U.S. Senate Seat," accessed March 4, 2012]</ref>
  
Michaud ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|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 requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.
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Michaud ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|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 requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.
  
 
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====Race Background for 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.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2012/09/23/maine-district-race-features-rematch/HzIXVDn8brlixh0HUuu3UM/story.html www.Boston.com ''Maine's 2nd District race features rematch'']</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/2012/09/23/maine-district-race-features-rematch/HzIXVDn8brlixh0HUuu3UM/story.html ''Boston.com'', "Maine's 2nd District race features rematch," accessed 2012]</ref>
  
 
====Polls====
 
====Polls====
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===Full history===
 
===Full history===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/348/Michael-H-Michaud Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Michaud attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Michaud
 
|Name=Michaud
 
|Editdate=May 16, 2013
 
|Editdate=May 16, 2013
 
|year=2002
 
|year=2002
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2014&cid=N00024770&type=I ''Open Secrets,'' "Career Fundraising for Mike Michaud," Accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=2014&cid=N00024770&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Mike Michaud," accessed May 16, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=1222006
 
|totalraised2012=1222006
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd congressional district{{!}}District 2]])
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|office2012=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
 
|totalraised2010=1044372
 
|totalraised2010=1044372
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd congressional district{{!}}District 2]])
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|office2010=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
 
|totalraised2008=792499
 
|totalraised2008=792499
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd congressional district{{!}}District 2]])
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|office2008=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
 
|totalraised2006=737307
 
|totalraised2006=737307
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd congressional district{{!}}District 2]])
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|office2006=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
 
|totalraised2004=1331468
 
|totalraised2004=1331468
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd congressional district{{!}}District 2]])
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|office2004=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
 
|totalraised2002=1187462
 
|totalraised2002=1187462
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
|office2002=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd congressional district{{!}}District 2]])
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|office2002=US House (Maine, [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District{{!}}District 2]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Michaud's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00367821 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Mike Michaud 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref>
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{{Mike Michaud 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Mike_Michaud-2012_donor_breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Michaud's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024770 ''Open Secrets'', "Mike Michaud 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 12, 2013]</ref>
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. <ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024770 ''Open Secrets'' Mike Michaud 2012 Election Cycle, Accessed February 12, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Michaud spent $6.27 per vote received in 2012.
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|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised =  $1,222,006
 
|total raised =  $1,222,006
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|ind4 = Industrial Unions
 
|ind4 = Industrial Unions
 
|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
 
|ind5 = Lawyers/Law Firms
|inddonor1 = $79,425
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|inddonor1 = $79,425
 
|inddonor2 = $76,500
 
|inddonor2 = $76,500
 
|inddonor3 = $62,000
 
|inddonor3 = $62,000
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|inddonor5 = $52,075
 
|inddonor5 = $52,075
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Mike_Michaud-2012_donor_breakdown.png|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Michaud's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Mike_Michaud_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Michaud's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00024770&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Mike Michaud 2010 Re-Election Cycle," accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00024770&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Mike Michaud 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 2nd Congressional District
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Maine District 2
 
|party = Democratic
 
|party = Democratic
 
|total raised = $1,044,372
 
|total raised = $1,044,372
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|inddonor5 = $52,500
 
|inddonor5 = $52,500
 
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|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Mike_Michaud_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Michaud's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00024770&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Michaud (D-ME), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Michaud's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|Year 0 = 2004
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|Average 0 = 397452
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|2010 = 524011
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|2011 =  416010
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|2012 =507510
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Michaud is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of June 21, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_michaud/400274 ''Gov Track'' "Michaud" Accessed June 21,2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Michaud is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of August 4, 2014. This was the same rating Michaud received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_michaud/400274 ''Gov Track,'' "Michaud," accessed June 21,2013]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400274_Michael_Michaud ''OpenCongress'', "Michael Michaud," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
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Michaud most often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Suzanne Bonamici]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
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Michaud least often votes with:
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*{{bluedot}} [[Jim Matheson]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Randy Weber]]
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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 Jan 2003 to Mar 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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/jo_bonner/400038 ''GovTrack,'' "Jo Bonner," Accessed April 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Michaud missed 57 of 8,692 roll call votes from January 2003 to August 2014. This amounts to 0.7 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of June 2013.<ref>[https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/michael_michaud/400274 ''GovTrack'', "Mike Michaud," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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 he 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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/376/Rep_Mike_Michaud.html LegiStorm "Mike Michaud"]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/376/Rep_Mike_Michaud.html ''LegiStorm'', "Mike Michaud," accessed 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Michaud's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $180,021 and $652,000. This averages to $416,010, which is a 20.61% increase since 2010. This is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00024770&year=2011''OpenSecrets.org'', "Michaud, (D-Maine), 2011"]</ref>
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====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Michaud's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $253,022 and $795,000. That averages to $524,011, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00024770&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Michaud, (D-Maine), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[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, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  
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====2013====
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Michaud ranked 148th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
According to the data released in 2013, Michaud was ranked the 122nd most liberal representative during 2012. This was the most conservative rank held by a representative of Maine in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Michaud ranked 122nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," accessed February 26, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
According to the data released in 2012, Mike Michaud was ranked the 130th most liberal representative during 2011. This ranking was the most conservative held by any of the representatives of Maine in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Michaud ranked 130th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
===Percentage voting with party===
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===Voting with party===
====June 2013====
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Michaud lives in East Millnocket, [[Maine]], where he also attended high school.<ref>[http://michaud.house.gov/about-mike/full-biography ''Official House Site'' "About Mike," Accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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Michaud lives in East Millnocket, [[Maine|ME]], where he also attended high school.<ref>[http://michaud.house.gov/about-mike/full-biography ''Official House Site'', "About Mike," accessed November 29, 2011]</ref>
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===Sexual preference===
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Michaud disclosed in a column submitted to three of the state’s major news outlets on November 4, 2013, that he is gay.<ref name="gay">[http://www.pressherald.com/news/Maine_governor_candidate_Mike_Michaud__I_m_gay_.html ''Portland Press Herald'', "Maine governor candidate Mike Michaud: I’m gay," accessed November 4, 2013]</ref> 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 of Maine|governor]].<ref name="gay"/>
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“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?’”<ref name="gay"/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[Governor of Maine]]
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*[[Maine gubernatorial election, 2014]]
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*[[Maine]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives]]
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*[[United States congressional delegations from Maine]]
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*[[Maine's 2nd Congressional District]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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===Campaign===
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*[http://www.michaud2014.com/ Michaud for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website]
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:*[https://www.facebook.com/MikeMichaudForGovernor ''Facebook'']
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:*[https://twitter.com/Michaud2014 ''Twitter'']
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:*[http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDrCmHcVIRxFVKF_Z1o_rYg ''YouTube'']
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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
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Personal website
Campaign website
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Michael Herman "Mike" Michaud (b. January 18, 1955, in Medway, ME) 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, ME, and graduated from Schneck High School in East Millnocket, ME. Prior to his political career, Michaud worked in a paper mill.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Michaud's political career[3]:

  • 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[4][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

Key votes

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

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Michaud voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png 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.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png 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.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

NDAA

Yea3.png 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.[9]

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.[11] 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.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] 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.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] 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.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png 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.[17] 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.[18] Michaud voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The shutdown 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 funded 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.[20] 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.[21]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png 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.[9]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png 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.[9]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png 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.[9]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png 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.[9]

Previous congressional sessions

Specific votes

Rep. Michaud supported the auto bailout.[22] As of September 13, 2010, 56 percent of Americans disapproved of the auto bailout, while 43 percent supported it.[23]

In addition, Rep. Michaud voted for the stimulus bill.[24] A total of 57 percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Only 38 percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[25]

Michaud also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[26] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[27]

Michaud supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[28] Just after the bill’s passage, 42 percent of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19 percent believed that it would help. Another 15 percent said that the bill would have no impact.[29]

Finally, Michaud voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[30] About 57 percent of likely voters at least somewhat favored repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46 percent who strongly favored repeal. Only 35 percent of likely voters opposed repeal. A total of 51 percent of likely voters believed the health care reform bill would be bad for the country, while 36 percent believed it would be beneficial.[31]

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png 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 one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[32]

On The Issues Vote Match

Michael Michaud's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Michaud is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Michaud received a score of 62 percent on social issues and 16 percent on economic issues.[33]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[34]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Neutral
Support & expand free trade Strongly Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Neutral
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[33]

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."[35][36] 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.[35][36]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine gubernatorial election, 2014

Michaud is running for Governor of Maine in 2014.[1][37] He was uncontested in the Democratic primary election on June 10, 2014.[1][38]

Current incumbent Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican first elected in 2010, is running for re-election.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Campaign media


Michaud announces 2014 run for governor - released June 13, 2013

Mike Michaud ad: Millworker

Race background

Paul LePage is running for a second term as governor in 2014.[39][1] The often divisive Republican is widely considered one of the most vulnerable gubernatorial incumbents facing re-election this year. Sources ranging from Governing, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, The Washington Post and Daily Kos have rated the 2014 Maine governor's race as a tossup.[40][41][42][43] In June 2013, after Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud launched his bid for the office, LePage briefly indicated interest in running for Michaud's seat in the U.S. House in 2014 as a way to avoid the risk of such a formidable challenge.[44][1] Though his threat of a congressional run amounted to nothing, LePage proved he is not impervious to the pessimism surrounding his re-election campaign.

On November 4, 2013, after establishing himself as the race's front-runner, Michaud disclosed in an op-ed column submitted to three of the state’s major news outlets that he is gay.[45] Michaud emphasized that his sexuality is irrelevant to his ability to perform as governor, if elected. He said he came out in response to "whisper campaigns" instigated by opponents in order to cast suspicion about his personal life.[2] The revelation puts Michaud in the running to become the first openly gay man or woman to be elected governor in the nation's history.

Campaign finance decision in district court

An August 22 decision by U.S. District Court judge D. Brock Hornby regarding campaign finance limits in Maine could lead to more money in the gubernatorial race. Hornby ruled that a group of four donors to the campaign of independent candidate Eliot Cutler could go beyond a $1,500 per person limit on general election contributions for unaffiliated candidates. Democratic and Republican candidates in Maine enjoy a higher contribution limit because they can max out the individual donation limit in the primary and general election reporting periods. Both major-party candidates did not face primary challenges this year, though the individual limit reset after the statewide primary on June 10.[46]

Attorneys representing the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices defended the contribution limits, citing their ability to reduce corrupt practices. The state's attorneys also argued that supporters can use PACs to support their preferred candidates. Hornby dismissed these arguments, noting that the current limitation treats contributors differently based on their political leanings. The decision left open the question of whether all donors to Cutler could contribute $3,000 ahead of the general election, or if the ruling focused on the four plaintiffs. The donors who brought the original lawsuit will also pursue further action to enshrine Hornby's decision into state law.[46]


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
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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
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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.[47]

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.[48]

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
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Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Michaud attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

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.[54]

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


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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.[55]


Mike Michaud (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[56]April 15, 2013$80,637.92$49,850.63$(59,925.57)$70,562.98
July Quarterly[57]July 15, 2013$70,562.98$117,668.88$(75,845.47)$112,386.39
October Quarterly[58]October 13, 2013$112,386.39$4,060.28$(43,272.23)$73,174.44
Year-end[59]January 31, 2014$73,174$6,030$(20,319)$58,885
April Quarterly[60]April 15, 2014$58,885$9$(35,528)$23,366
Running totals
$177,618.79$(234,890.27)

2012

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.[61]

Cost per vote

Michaud spent $6.27 per vote received in 2012.


2010

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.[62]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

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.[63] Between 2004 and 2012, Michaud's calculated net worth[64] increased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[65]

Mike Michaud Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$397,452
2012$507,510
Growth from 2004 to 2012:28%
Average annual growth:3%[66]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[67]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

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 August 4, 2014. This was the same rating Michaud received in June 2013.[68]

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.[69]

Michaud most often votes with:

Michaud least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Michaud missed 57 of 8,692 roll call votes from January 2003 to August 2014. This amounts to 0.7 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of June 2013.[70]

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.[71]

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.

2013

Michaud ranked 148th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[72]

2012

Michaud ranked 122nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[73]

2011

Michaud ranked 130th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[74]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Michaud voted with the Democratic Party 92.4 percent of the time, which ranked 122nd among the 204 House Democratic members as of August 2014.[75]

2013

Michaud voted with the Democratic Party 90.3 percent of the time, which ranked 157 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[76]

Personal

Michaud lives in East Millnocket, ME, where he also attended high school.[77]

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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References

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  65. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  66. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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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
Succeeded by
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Maine House of Representatives
1980–1994
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