Gov. Paul LePage, Rep. Mike Michaud and Independent candidate Eliot Cutler had their first of five gubernatorial candidate debates leading up to the November 4th election this morning (Oct. 8). This morning's debate was held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland and presented by the Portland Regional Chamber.

The topics ranged from the recent jobs cuts at the University of Southern Maine and the Verso Mill in Bucksport to welfare and other hot button issues.

Here is video from the debate earlier today from the Portland Press Herald.

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