Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The scramble is on (again) for the U.S. Senate.
On Wednesday, Republican Charlie Summers and Democrat Cynthia Dill celebrated their victories in Tuesday’s primary by answering questions from the national media, among other things.
Dill, for example, faced questions about whether she will get any support from the national Democratic party as she heads into the general election campaign. Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray wasn’t saying in this article by The Hill.
Not to be ignored, Angus King held a press conference to call on his newly nominated opponents to reject the influence of third-party campaign spending.
Two other independents who will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot also didn’t want to be left out of the media flurry Wednesday.
Andrew Ian Dodge of Harpswell issued a news release congratulating Summers and Dill for overcoming their more well-heeled opponents.
Steve Woods of Yarmouth announced he was endorsing Angus King, but will stay in the race and try to beat him just the same.
Meanwhile, a third independent, Danny Dalton of Bath, still hasn’t made a peep.
And, not to be forgotten, Democrat Benjamin Pollard, who lost with 8 percent of the vote Tuesday, announced he will keep running anyway as a write-in candidate for the Senate seat.
Open Season is your guide to the 2014 campaign. Our team of political writers has its sights set on Maine’s major elections, from the Blaine House to the U.S. Capitol.
Steve Mistler is covering the 2014 governor's race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.
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On Twitter: @stevemistler
Eric Russell is covering Independent Eliot Cutler during the 2014 governor's race. He is a general assignment reporter for the Portland Press Herald.
Eric can be reached at 791-6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @pphericrussell
Matt Byrne is covering Republican Paul LePage during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport for the Portland Press Herald.
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On Twitter: @mattbyrnePPH
Randy Billings is covering Democrat Mike Michaud during the 2014 governor's race. He covers Portland City Hall for the Portland Press Herald.
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On Twitter: @randybillings
Kevin Miller is covering Maine's U.S. Senate race and 1st Congressional District race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald.
Kevin can be reached at 317-6256 or email@example.com
On Twitter: @kevinmillerdc
Michael Shepherd is covering Maine's 2nd Congressional District race. He is a news and State House reporter for the Kennebec Journal.
Michael can be reached at 621-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Twitter: @mikeshepherdME