Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Kathy Sutton, who appears in the pro-King ad, told reporters Monday that the wind power project is welcomed by most residents, and that King went out of his way to advocate for residents during its development.
The Record Hill project was controversial with some residents in Roxbury, a town of about 400 people. However, supporters of the project note that Independence Wind paid the town $610,000 this year, dramatically reducing property taxes. According to a report in the Lewiston Sun Journal, residents pay $6.93 per $1,000 of property value. Last year's rate was $16.86.
The King campaign appears to be considering a new tack in response to recent polls reporting gains by Democrat Cynthia Dill and Republican Charlie Summers.
A poll released last week by Public Policy Polling showed Summers within striking distance, with King at 43 percent, Summers at 35 percent and Dill at 14 percent.
A poll by the Maine People's Resource Center had King at 43.8 percent, Summers at 28.2 percent and Dill at 14.9 percent.
Dill and Summers both declined to comment Monday about King's complaint.
Watch Angus King's rebuttle ad: