DSCC fails to mention Demcoratic candidate Dill in its roundup of state races
On July 18, 2012 At 9:27 pm
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Committee to keeping a Democratic Majority in the Senate
So reads the tagline on the website for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, the national group working to elect and re-elect Democrats to the US Senate.
But reading the entry for Maine in their 2012 Races to Watch, one would think that they are not living up to their own words. Because nowhere does one find the name of Cynthia Dill, the actual Democratic candidate, mentioned:
Olympia Snowe’s retirement gives an enormous and immediate boost to Democrats’ chances of keeping the Senate majority. Maine boasts a large Democratic voter registration advantage. President Obama won the state by 17 points in 2008 and will likely win by a significant margin this year as well. Maine is also one of a growing list of states with increasingly negative ratings for their Tea Party governors, in this case Governor Paul LePage. Former Independent Governor and current Obama supporter Angus King has said he will not make any decisions about which party he will caucus with in the Senate until after the election in November. Meanwhile, Republicans nominated a second tier candidate with deep ties to the unpopular governor. While Republican leader Mitch McConnell already seems to be writing off the race, the DSCC continues to work with people in Maine to assess the race.
But the DSCC certainly goes out of their way to show that Angus King is a backer of President Obama.
This utter lack of support is one reason why Dill failed to raise revenue at a decent clip this past quarter. One now assumes that she will receive no help at all on a national level – remarkable. If this will translate to down-ticket races is not clear – to some degree, that depends on Cynthia Dill, who is the Democratic Party’s standard bearer.