The head of Planned Parenthood and its political arm is heading to Maine this week to support Democrat Mike Michaud for Maine governor.

Cecile Richards is hosting a “Women for Mike” rally outside of Portland City Hall on Wednesday.

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

The group is planning to spend at least $500,000 in support of Michaud and in other races in which the group identifies reproductive rights as a key issue.

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