“Out-of-state money is buying Maine’s U.S. Senate seat” Cynthia Dill says opponents are beholden to special interest groups
CAPE ELIZABETH (Friday, October 19, 2012) — Cynthia Dill, Democratic nominee for the U.S.
Senate, today released the following statement regarding the enormous amount of out-of-state money funneling into the Maine U.S. Senate race:
“Despite their so-called differences, my two opponents have one key, disturbing trait in common – they love getting out-of-state money from special interest groups and powerful individuals.
“Angus King, who likes to tout his independence, will be anything but, thanks to the millions of dollars he is getting from players like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Money comes with strings attached. Always. It is no wonder Mr. King doesn’t support the Dodd-Frank financial reforms – its implementation might hurt his newly found buddies.
“And Charlie Summers, the Republican candidate, is reaping the benefits of the National Rifle Association – and its fat checkbook. Its president, David Keene, came up to Maine this week just to endorse Mr. Summers and to say this about Angus King’s recent windfall from New York: ‘Michael Bloomberg is an investor,’ Keene said. ‘They put up $500,000 because they expect a return.’
“Guess what? They all expect a return – the NRA, Mr. Keene, the Bloombergs of the world, the Super PACs, the out-of-state millionaires.
“Out-of-state money is buying Maine’s U.S. Senate seat. It is going to the highest bidder, right before our eyes. To my opponents, I say: ‘Really, gentlemen?’ Is this how you go about showing the people of Maine your stature and your independence? By being at the beck and call of national figures and polarizing special interest groups?
“Maine needs a U.S. Senator who comes with no strings attached, who is beholden to no one’s checkbook. I urge Maine voters to support the candidate who matches your values and who will best serve our state, unfettered by past financial obligations, for the U.S. Senate.
“We can win this thing.”
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2012 Contact: Jeannine Guttman 202-760-1448