Tags: Summers | King | Maine | Senate

Rove PAC Pours Money Into Maine's Three-Way Senate Race

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 01:40 PM

By Andra Varin

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A super PAC started by GOP strategist Karl Rove is pumping more than $300,000 into the Maine Senate race with ads targeting Independent frontrunner Angus King.

King, 68, is favored in the three-way race to replace retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican. The GOP fears the former two-term governor will caucus with the Democrats, although he has not said he will.

Maine’s four electoral votes went to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, and the state’s Republicans — like Snowe and fellow Sen. Susan Collins — tend to be more centrist than conservative.

King is pitted against Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill, 47, and Republican Charlie Summers, 52, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who currently serves as Maine’s secretary of state.

summers.jpg
Republican Charlie Summers
(AP Photo)
Crossroads GPS got into the fray Tuesday with an ad targeting King’s eight-year tenure of governor, which lasted from 1995-2003. The ad says King managed to turn a $60 million budget surplus into a nearly $1 billion shortfall.

“Angus King, or King Angus?” a female narrator asks in the spot.

King spokeswoman Crystal Canney said the ad was aimed at helping Summers. “They must be afraid of Angus, because no one owns his vote,” she told The Associated Press.

Summers has also benefited from an anti-King an run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which accused the former governor of raising taxes and increasing state spending during his tenure.

He needs the support. King has the monetary advantage, having raised $2.1 million compared to just $294,000 for Summers, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The candidate who’s really left out in the cold is Dill. The civil rights attorney has raised only $104,000 and she has not received the endorsement of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Romney and Ryan Reunite in Chicago, Call for Fair Probe in Ferguson

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 21:20 PM

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting in Chicago in their first j . . .

With Eye on 2016, Perry Takes Hard Foreign Policy Line

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 19:02 PM

A week after his indictment for misusing his authority and days after his police mugshot was beamed around the world, Te . . .

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Vows Record Education Spending in Re-election Bid

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 18:43 PM

Governor Rick Scott, under intense criticism by his main opponent for cuts in school spending, on Thursday promised reco . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved