Democrat Dill “Wants to Make a Difference” in D.C



Cynthia Dill

ELLSWORTH — Down in the polls and essentially abandoned by her own party, Democrat Cynthia Dill knows her quest to become Maine’s next senator is an uphill battle — but she isn’t deterred.

“There is an assumption that because [former independent Governor] Angus King is so popular he deserves to ride to Washington, D.C. on a white horse,” said Dill during a recent visit to Ellsworth. “I’m not willing to let that happen without a challenge.”

Dill, a state senator from Cape Elizabeth, is one of six candidates vying to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Olympia Snowe.

Dill beat out three other Democratic candidates in the June primary to secure her party’s nomination.

Though Dill is the only official Democrat in the race, King has the most name recognition statewide and Democrats in D.C. have tacitly suggested King would caucus with them if elected (though King has declined to confirm this).

Dill acknowledged she hasn’t received as much support as she would like, but said she has “always faced resistance from the insider group” and pointed to her primary win as an example of her successfully overcoming that.

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Fenceviewer Staff

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