(The following was originally published in WCSH6.)
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence is endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, with long-time board member Bill Harwood touting Cutler’s decision not to shy away from the issue.
Cutler supports background checks on all gun sales, calling it a commonsense measure to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands.
But he isn’t winning the endorsement of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a gun control supporter who survived being shot in the head in 2011. Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, are attending a fundraiser on Michaud’s behalf on Aug. 9 in Kennebunk.