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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The president of Planned Parenthood and its political arm is visiting Maine later this month to host a rally for Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud.

Cecile Richards will headline a "Women for Mike" rally in Portland on Aug. 27.

Michaud, who is locked in a three-person race with Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent candidate Eliot Cutler, was endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC earlier this summer.

The group called LePage's views on abortion "extreme" and "out of touch" with Mainers. LePage opposes abortion on a personal level, but hasn't introduced any legislation to limit it.

Cutler has criticized Michaud's mixed voting record on abortion issues, but the Democrat says his views have evolved and he's become a strong supporter of abortion rights.

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