Shawn Moody, a self-funding Independent candidate for Governor of Maine, has an interesting strategy to expand his campaign’s visibility among the public. Local station WABI reports:
One of the three Independent candidates for Maine Governor announced Wednesday that he’s opening up 20 new field offices all over the state. Shawn Moody says he’ll open the offices at various small businesses that are supporting his campaign.
Wednesday’s announcement came at Greenpoint Auto in Brewer which will serve as one of Moody’s offices. The businesses owners have agreed to hand out lawn signs, pamphlets, and bumper stickers for Moody. The Independent candidate says the move shows his commitment to small business. “I’m a small business owner myself,” says Moody. “I’m proud to have the small business community support us and that’s exactly what Maine needs right now, the support for their small business community to grow our way out of this economy. Grow our way out of this recession.”
Polls have Moody at 4%-5% support in the race. Also in the race are Republican Paul LePage, Democrat Libby Mitchell, and Independents Eliot Cutler and Kevin Scott.