AUGUSTA, Maine — Democrat Cynthia Dill is claiming endorsements of two statewide groups in the race for Maine’s U.S. Senate seat.

The Maine State Employees Association and the Maine State Nurses Association have decided to endorse Dill in her race against Republican Charlie Summers and independents Angus King, Steve Woods, Andrew Ian Dodge and Danny Dalton.

The Maine State Employees Association Local 1989 is a union representing more than 15,000 public and private sector workers throughout Maine.

The Maine State Nurses Association is a division of National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the nation.

For more information on the endorsements, read political reporter Steve Mistler’s Capitol Ticker blog.