Maine Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Cutler Holds Odd Press Conference; Does Not Drop Out

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Oct 29, 2014 11:02 AM
Maine Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Cutler Holds Odd Press Conference; Does Not Drop Out

The #MePolitics hashtag on Twitter was abuzz this morning when Eliot Cutler (I) announced an incredibly vague press conference at his campaign headquarters at 10:30 a.m. EST. Speculation abounded that Cutler, who has thus far failed to acquire the same momentum that nearly won him the governorship in 2010, would be dropping out of the race. However, this was not the case as Cutler merely announced that he is staying in the race, but basically "released" his supporters to vote for other candidates. Cutler said that voters should "vote based on their conscience" and are free to vote for any candidate.

People on both sides of the aisle did not react well to essentially being trolled:

Perhaps the best reaction was this:

Polls for the gubernatorial race show a tight race between incumbent Republican Paul LePage and Democrat Rep. Mike Michaud.

Hold on tight, kids. Next Tuesday is going to be one hell of a ride.