PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Eliot Cutler has pulled some of his local television advertisements in the Portland and Bangor markets effective Saturday.
Cutler is the Independent candidate in the Maine governor race. On Wednesday, he said he would remain in the race and encouraged voters to "vote your conscience." On Thursday, NEWS CENTER received a request to cancel half of the advertisements set to run between Thursday and next Tuesday on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. Other local stations reportedly received the same request. Originally the Cutler campaign requested to pull all of its ads, but then reinstated half of them. They said there was a miscommunication in the office.
In the latest poll, Cutler dropped about six percentage points, with Democratic candidate Michaud absorbing most of the points. Senator Angus King changed his governor endorsement from Cutler to Michaud Wednesday evening, saying he was a "realist" when looking at the governor's race.
Thursday Cutler was on the campaign trail in Waterville. He spoke to voters at the farmer's market and met with business owners downtown. Wednesday Cutler announced he is vowing to stay in the race for governor despite lagging way behind Democratic congressman Mike Michaud and Governor Paul LePage in the polls. But Cutler's announcement was fresh on a lot of voter's minds. Some flat out told Cutler to bow out of the race because of concerns votes for Cutler will help LePage retain the Blaine House. But Cutler says voters needs have choices on election day.
'I think I am a good choice I plan to remain a good choice, I intend to remain in the race and I hope people will vote for me.,' said Cutler. Cutler plans to continue campaigning until the polls close on election day.