BANGOR - Eliot Cutler was in his hometown of Bangor Wednesday, answering questions from college students.
Those in an American Government class at the New England School of Communications had the opportunity to ask the independent gubernatorial candidate questions about his campaign.
Topics included expanding health care coverage, Cutler's decision to leave the democratic party and how to keep students in the state.
"They have more at stake in Maine's future than any of us but we have a big stake in their staying in Maine for their future and so them having confidence in a candidate for governor helps them have confidence in Maine's future," says Cutler.
Tyler Stack, a sports journalism major, adds, "He actually cared enough to come out to a group of students and talk to us and kinda of lighten up and that showed that he cares and who knows, it might have won him a few votes."
Governor Paul LePage and Representative Mike Michaud have also been asked by the class to stop by.
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