The release of an audio tape by Maine's republican party is stirring some controversy on the campaign trail.
It's a recording of State Senator, Geoffrey Gratwick, a democrat who stopped by a constituents home while drumming up support for his own re-election.
The recording captured Gratwick saying if it was a race between Michael Michaud and Eliot Cutler he would vote for Cutler.
He apparently questioned Michaud's intelligence, stating he isn't a "brain guy"..
The Maine GOP says the recording was legally obtained even though Gratwick didn't know he was being recorded and has refused to release the entire recording.
Gratwick has since released his own statement saying his comments were taken out of context and that he fully support Michaud in the governor race.
Michaud released his own statement saying the republican party is resorting to desperate and dirty political tactics to distract from Governor Lepage's leadership record.
Eliot Cutler's camp says it doesn't condone secretly recording campaign visits and that it's a reminder of why the parties are more interested in scoring political points than doing what's best for maine.
The GOP's recording can be found on Youtube.