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Michael Cianchette

About Michael Cianchette

Michael Cianchette was the chief counsel to Gov. Paul LePage from 2012-2013 and deputy counsel from 2011-2012. A Navy reservist, he was deployed to Afghanistan from 2013-2014 as a trainer and adviser to the Afghan National Police. He is an alumnus of the Leadership Maine program and holds a BA in economics and political science from Boston College along with a JD and an MBA from Suffolk University. He works as in-house counsel and financial manager for a number of affiliated companies in southern Maine.

How is a vote for Cutler rational?

Cynthia: Mike, “rational choice theory” applied to politics suggests that self-interested voters will do a cost-benefit analysis in the voting booth and base their choice on which candidate will maximize their personal gain and minimize their loss if elected. Given the polls to date and a recent muddled press conference, how does a Cutler supporter rationalize […]

Much ado about Cutler

Cynthia: Eliot Cutler was recently described by a Boston Globe columnist as a guy “who conveys the sense of someone who believes his superiority as a would-be governor is so self-evident that it’s a little wearying to have to point it out.” When asked the spoiler question, Cutler apparently said of Gov. Paul LePage and Congressman Mike […]