Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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.
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John Richardson joined the Press Herald in 1990 after working as a reporter in New Jersey. He has covered a variety of beats, including marine issues, the environment and health care. He is now covering politics and focusing on Maine's U.S. Senate race.
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Colin Woodard has covered politics and elections for more than two decades, from Bosnia and Bucharest to Washington, D.C., Augusta, and Portland City Hall. He has written for a wide range of national and international publications and is the author of four books, including "American Nations," a history of North America's regional cultures. He joined the Portland Press Herald at the end of April and covers political finance and lobbying, among other things.
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Michael Shepherd joined MaineToday Media in May 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono, where he edited The Maine Campus, the student newspaper there. Until November he'll be writing the Truth Test, a recurring feature analyzing political statements and advertising.
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