The “Christy Mihos for Governor” website is live: www.christy2006.com. There’s not much up there yet – just a long-winded message from Mihos spouting generalities about why he’s running – but he does promise to post some of the “many bold ideas I have for overhauling state government” on the site in the future. There’s no hint anywhere of whether he’ll run as a Republican or an independent. Also, Mihos has contributed $50,000 to his campaign committee. Expect to see more of that kind of activity!
In other news, Christy’s Market (the business that made Mihos’s fortune when 7-11 bought it) was sued in 1998 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act at several locations in Maine. Christy’s tried to have the suit dismissed on a technicality, but the Clinton Justice Department weighed in opposing the dismissal, and the Court rejected Christy’s motion. Court records indicate that the case settled shortly thereafter.
UPDATE: I tried to email the Mihos campaign for comment on this lawsuit using the email address on the website, firstname.lastname@example.org. Got a bounceback error: “Permanent Failure: 550_sorry,_no_mailbox_by_that_name.” Guess they’ve still got a few technical issues to work out over at Mihos HQ.