Have to hand it to Steve Mistler over at the PPH. Major hat tip on this one. Mike Michaud filed his paperwork for the Gubernatorial run, with a shocker for the Cutler campaign.
Still, there was at least one important nugget in the Ethics Commission filing: Bonnie Porta.
Porta will be Michaud’s campaign treasurer. This matters.
First, Porta and her husband, Robert C.S. Monks, are prolific donors to the Maine Democratic Party. Second, both gave money to independent candidate Eliot Cutler in 2010. ”
In the words of George Takei…”OH…MY”
That means, among the backfield from Cutler’s last run, the only person likely to be picking up the phone when it comes to fundraising is Tin Cup.
The most appropriate theme music I could come up with was this gem.
After a moment to go smoke, get a fresh iced tea and whatnot, I have determined the penultimate IDEAL theme music for this revelation.
Master of doublespeak EC hit the air on WGAN this morning for that weekly mutual masturbation session called “The Cutler Conversation.” Each week, Ken or Mike dutifully asks him if he will officially announce. This morning, he did…sort of.
Yes, he’s running, but that official announcement isn’t quite as official, as he intends to officially announce in the Fall. The reason? MONEY.
He can raise a LOT of funds between now and then, without tipping his hand on just who the donors are.
He can keep that cushy once a month gig on the weekends at WGAN, the “Inside Politics” show, at least until he officially declares. At that point, station management will sort of have to do a back an fill. Is his show a political advertisement, and should they allow ALL the other candidates equal time, or will they fess up and admit he’s buying the time?
Guess everyone forgot about that.