Monday, April 21, 2014
Endorsements continue to trickle in for Maine's U.S. Senate candidates. Here are the latest:
Democrat Cynthia Dill picked up the endorsement of The National Women's Political Caucus. The Washington, D.C.-based group supports pro-choice woman candidates and describes itself as a "grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women."
Dill is one of six candidates on the ballot and the only woman.
Andrew Ian Dodge, an independent, got the endorsement of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Dodge entered the race as a Republican but left the party last winter after GOP leaders mishandled the presidential caucuses and angered Ron Paul supporters.
We already knew that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Republican Charlie Summers. (This also is the group financing anti-Angus King TV ads in hopes of cutting into King's lead in recent polls.)
A representative of the U.S. Chamber will be in Maine tomorrow re-endorsing Summers at a series of public events. Rob Engstrom, political director for the business group, will appear with Summers at businesses in Bangor, Lewiston and Biddeford.
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.
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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.
Matt can be reached at 791-6303 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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