Maine Attorney General Janet Mills swung through Belfast Friday afternoon in the final weeks of her campaign for governor.

The Democratic candidate arrived from stops in Portland and Augusta and met supporters at Chase's Daily, including City Councilors Neal Harkness and Mike Hurley and former Mayor Walter Ash, who gave her a strong endorsement.

"That whole family is real Maine people," he said. "They're real people, and you can take that to the bank."

Mills professed no specific itinerary in Belfast beyond walking through downtown to talk with people on the street and business owners.

"I don't believe in an ivory tower policy," she said. "I just want to be out there walking and talking to people."

Mills is in a four-way race to replace Gov. Paul LePage, competing with two Independents, entrepreneur Alan Caron and state Treasurer Terry Hayes, as well as Republican businessman Shawn Moody.

The major party candidates have led the pack by a significant margin in polls. Mills and Moody were tied with 39 percent of the vote each in an August poll by Suffolk University. In two polls since then, Mills has crept ahead, taking 52 percent to Moody's 44 percent in the most recent poll, by Change Research.

After her stop in Belfast, Mills said she was scheduled to make return stops in Augusta and Portland before continuing south to Saco.