Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Cynthia Dill's use of the Aurora, Colo., move theater shootings to raise funds for her U.S. Senate campaign got the attention of U.S. News and World Report.
The blog post – titled "Maine Democratic Lawmaker Uses Aurora Shooting to Drum Up Cash" – notes Dill is "notoriously outspoken" and cites a fundraising email from her U.S. Senate campaign that talks about murdered children and weeping mothers, and asks for $100 donations.
Dill issued a call for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the massacre and was criticized by at least one opponent for politicizing the incident. She told U.S. News the strong language was necessary given the issue and that the fundraising appeal was an opportunity to restate her support for gun control.
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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Eric Russell is covering Independent Eliot Cutler during the 2014 governor's race. He is a general assignment reporter for the Portland Press Herald.
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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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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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On Twitter: @mikeshepherdME