There's always hope.
Posted: July 26
Truth Test: In chamber's ads, numbers check out
By Michael Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Chamber of Commerce dubs independent Angus King... the “king of spending” and the “king of mismanagement” with graphics that make him look like a court jester.
Claim: “While King was governor, state spending skyrocketed to $2.6 billion.”
Claim: “When King left office, he left Maine with a billion-dollar budget shortfall.”
We rate these statements true.
Chamber Ads - "Numbers Are True."
Yesterday at 12:00 AM
Maine Voices: Is King's campaign rhetoric simply politics-as-usual pap?
Is Angus King naive, or just dishonest?
...King went to ... D.C....to troll for ...money at a fundraiser put on by Tony Podesta, arguably the number one super-lobbyist in the country.
Although claiming to be responsible only to the voters of Maine, Mr. King is already aligning himself with powerful special interests in Washington.
We may not all be Ivy League lawyers like Angus, but we know double-talk when we hear it.
- Rep. Richard Cebra, R-Naples
King is running the exact same campaign that every other successful political candidate has.
He knows just how gullable the voting public is.
They will spend time researching a candidates background IF it doesn't interfere with the more important things on the boobtube.
File this one under "Nice Try; No Stogie."
King to introduce business leaders opposed to attack ad
By Steve Mistler email@example.com
... King ...will introduce business leaders who oppose an attack ad ....
The ad, which dubs King the "king of spending," ....(from)... the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...to boost Republican candidate Charlie Summers. ....
Dana Connors.... Maine State Chamber of Commerce....(said).. ads don't represent the views of the Maine chamber. Connors, who was part of King's transition team when he became governor, emphasized that the chamber isn't endorsing King or any candidate.
Really? Doesn't sound that way, with Connors touting for King, and against the US Chamber.
The Maine Chamber "isn't endorsing King" or any candidate? Then why is Connors touting for King at the press conference?
For Immediate Release: July 30, 2012
Contact: Rick Tetrev, Communications Director
MEMO FROM MAINE GOP
Fact-checking Angus King
AUGUSTA - Angus King refuses to answer legitimate questions about his record as governor. Instead, he attempts to distract voters by calling questions about his record "negative attack ads" and falsely claiming they are funded by "anonymous donors," that they are "distorting" his record and "taking aim" at his character.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
First, there was nothing negative about the new television ad from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Angus' attempt to claim otherwise is nothing more than an attempt to plat the victim and distract from the main premise of the ad: that Angus' tenure as governor left Maine $1 billion in the red.
Second, anonymous donors didn't fund this ad, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce did. This is yet another desperate attempt by Angus to distract voters from the truth about his tenure in Augusta. As a matter of fact, there is only one candidate in this race who has had shadowy, outside Super PAC's funded by anonymous donors run television ads for them: Angus King.
Third, the only person distorting Angus' record as governor is Angus. The Waterville Morning Sentinel fact-checked all the claims in the Chamber's ad:
Claim: "While King was governor, state spending skyrocketed to ($)2.6 billion."
Claim: "When King left office, he left Maine with a billion-dollar budget shortfall."
The objective, non-partisan newspaper's determination?
"We rate these statements true."
Finally, Angus really pulls for Mainers heartstrings claiming that the television ad "takes aim" at his character. Here again reality just doesn't match up with King's rhetoric. We know that King's more used to coronations than he is elections, but voters asking questions about a candidate's record is not character assassination. It's democracy.
Angus King needs to defend his record just like anyone else who seeks elected office, and King's visceral response to questions about his record only raises more questions:
1. You make a lot of claims about the Chamber's new TV ad but you never actually say that it isn't true. Isn't it a fact that that Maine faced a $1 billion budget shortfall when you left the governor's office and, if so, why?
2. You have castigated attacks "fueled by anonymous out-of-state donors" yet you are the only candidate in this race that has actually benefited from an anonymously funded, shadowy Super PAC, is that hypocritical and misleading of you?
3. A report in yesterday's Kennebec Journal found that "major corporate players" like "powerful national donors and political players, including some of the country's most prominent corporate lobbyists, the head of the nation's largest construction firm, and a corporate chieftain who once testified before Congress that smoking did not cause cancer" are funding your campaign. Aren't you the candidate in this race who is doing all that you decry?
4. You claim that you are an independent but you have been to Washington at least twice to raise money from lobbyists, special interests and super lobbyists. Couple that with the Kennebec Journal's finding that your campaign is largely fueled by outside groups, out of state Wall Street fat cats and wealthy lobbyists and doesn't that tell Maine voters who you're beholden to should they send you to Washington?
5. You continue to assert that the U.S. Chamber doesn't represent Maine businesses. Aren't there any Maine businesses that are members of the U.S. Chamber?
6. Also, you have said that the U.S. Chamber is nothing more than a money laundering operation for big anonymous donors. Does the Maine Chamber of Commerce disclose their donors? And, if not, does the same hold true for them?
Paid for and authorized by the Maine Republican Party. Not authorized by any Candidate or Candidate's Committee.
Maine Republican Party | Ben Lombard, Treasurer | 9 Higgins St. | Augusta | ME | 04330
Interesting. Not one MSM source has a list of the eight business leaders who supposedly defended King today. The only name mentioned is Kevin Hancock, of Hancock Lumber.
Posted: 12:23 PM
Maine business leaders defend King
By John Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
State House Bureau
PORTLAND — A group of current and former Maine business leaders spoke up in defense of U.S. Senate candidate Angus King ....
King is on the Board of Directors of Hancock Lumber.
The eight business leaders spoke during a news conference....King did not attend the event.
Ah - the update contains the other names.
......Dan Lafayette...Lafayette Hotels; Paul Edmonds, retired ...National Semiconductor; Laurenz Schmidt; consultant and business owner ...; Wendy Newmeyer...Maine Balsam Fir; Tom Gorrill...Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers Inc.; Lolisa Windover... Winderosa; ... Tim Hussey... Hussey Seating.
Next question - how much money has each contributed to King, and other Democrats?
Thank you for this post.
I've been following it pretty closely.
I have a friend in the MDEP, that loves King.
I've been using your post for ammo.
Do we know anything more about the investigation regarding the money, given from DOE, for the wind mills?
Or, is that just going to be swept under the rug?
Burdock, you are very welcome. If any members have the answer to Burdock's question, please chime in for his benefit.
Meanwhile, the supposed "attack ad" on King's record is still getting major press time. Candidates don't get their buddies to hold press conferences in defense of their campaigns unless they're worried. I call that "a good sign" for Charlie Summers. :)
Today's Poll: Angus and business
Do you agree with the political ad that implies that former Gov. Angus King’s administration didn’t help businesses?
Total Votes: 129
Poll and article
I use to think Kevin Hancock was a respectable, common sense capitalist.
This story line reveals him to be just another crony hack available for purchase.
No one has to dig very far to find actual budget figures for the King years, and to find the opening blasts from the incoming Baldacci administration and Johnny Richardson that they were handed a $1.2 Billion (or was it $1.3?) 'structural deficit' and were in fact heroes for resolving it.
I'll try to resurrect the info tomorrow. We're talking material on the public record here.
And Kevin Hancock is stepping on his crank with the old "who you gonna believe - me, or your lying eyes?" routine.
Disgusting, actually, and a 2 x 4 upside the head case study for the very worst of political posturing.
I'll also tell you that I moved here to open up a Brunswick office for my employer, a major Defense Contractor in the 90's. We scheduled an open house to introduce ourselves to the local area, and I invited Angus, then Governor, and a resident of Brunswick. Mr "Maine is on the move" not only didn't attend or send a representative to the event, but didn't even respond to the invite.
Business friendly? Oh sure....and he may have slave blood in him too, just to play the latest bonus card.
Angus King Signed the SEGF into law, which is a state investment corporation that operates in absolute secrecy as it is subsidized by unknowing taxpayers.
Quote: One of the notable attributes about The section of the SEGF Charter that defines the rules of "the fund" , is what it does not include, which are any rights, considerations are stipulations involving the taxpayer's investments. This is written like a online website terms of agreement in which all of the terms are on the side of the website, except that the taxpayer can't opt out as one can with an online agreement.
The "appropriated funds" which come by way of the taxpayer are treated like a non-profit contribution, except that non-profit contributions are both voluntary and made in full knowledge of the contributor. It is unlikely that most taxpayers know that they are subsidizing this state capital investment company. When the constitution prohibits the legislature from chartering corporations by special acts of legislation, this is exactly what it is intended to prevent. The high growth investors are a special interest group for whose interests the charter for the SEGF is written. Even the secrecy in which the SEGF conducts its business is statutorily provided for in the section on confidentiality, which appears to be standard practice in the private sector, which is where this investment company belongs. By creating an investment corporation that serves as an "instrumentality of the state", an unfair advantage is created for the state investment corporation over private sector competition, which does not have access to taxpayer funding. To call it "an essential government function" begs the question- What form of government are we talking about here? Marxism?
Quoted from http://americanpoliticalphilosophy.blogspot.com/2012/07/angus-kings-almo...
Click the link above to read the full post. I posted this at a Tea Party forum and an Occupiers forum and got a like at each.
Maine Republican Party
King Admits to Deceiving Mainers; Time for Him to Come Clean About His Record as Governor
King Caught Cherry-Picking Economic Data to Embellish His Record, Admits Deceiving Voters Only After Contacted by Media
PORTLAND, ME - Angus King yesterday admitted to deceiving voters about statements on his web site regarding his record as governor.
According to a new report by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, and reported in today's Bangor Daily News, King's campaign cherry-picked economic data from his tenure as governor in an effort to mislead voters into thinking his years in Augusta were better than they really were.
The BDN reports that, "when promoting his independent candidacy for U.S. Senate, Angus King claims credit for improving the financial condition of the state's pension funding during his two terms as governor."
Taking a deeper look into the data King used on his website to support this claim revealed that he only counted the "first six years of the governorship, when the pension funding improved, and skips over the final two years, when the funding declined...."
King acknowledged the factual errors - but only AFTER the BDN questioned him on his website inaccuracies - and claimed that they were a "mistake." King attempted to explain away the incident, saying "We put a lot of material together in a hurry at the beginning of the campaign and this one just got by me."
But King's admission begs the question, WHAT OTHER INACCURACIES ABOUT HIS RECORD "JUST GOT BY HIM"?
"A clear pattern of Angus King misleading Mainers is emerging," said Maine GOP spokesman David Sorensen. "In the last week alone, King, while claiming to be 'independent,' held massive fundraisers with powerful Washington, D.C. lobbyists, shamelessly denied he left Maine with a billion dollar budget deficit, and now has admitted to deceiving voters about his stewardship of the state's pension system."
"It's time for Angus King to quit misleading voters. The people of Maine deserve to know the entire truth about King's tenure as governor, not just the parts he wants them to remember," added Sorensen.
Angus King's Selective Memory:
Angus King's view of his tenure in Augusta is more revisionist history than fact.
When campaigning for governor, King promised to "balance the budget without raising taxes, without any more gimmicks
King broke his "no taxes" promise and imposed a gas tax hike on Maine residents
King broke his "no taxes" promise and raised taxes on cigarettes... twice
King complains that those who say he left Maine with a $1 billion deficit and spending skyrocketed under his watch are "distorting his record"
A Waterville Morning Sentinel fact check concluded: "we rate these statements true."
Undeterred, his campaign spokesperson claimed that it wasn't so much a "deficit" as it was a "theoretical gap"
King Advocated For His Successor To Increase Taxes To Balance The Budget And Close That "Theoretical Gap"
People are sooooo gullible...... Angus King was a rich, leftist, lawyer from away. That is who he was (and is).
"Oh, but he has such a nice smile. And he seems so smart and nice.....I think I'll vote for him".
Vetting Angus King said:
Did you know: Angus King sold his interest in Independence Wind just SIX DAYS after a letter to King informed them that they were under Congressional Investigation for a QUESTIONABLE $102 MILLION taxpayer loan guarantee?
Vetting Angus King FB Page
BY: Patrick Howley
August 3, 2012 5:00 am
.... King.... made the most of an electric-utility restructuring law that he signed during his governorship, while obtaining loan guarantees via the same program that loaned more than $500 million to the failed solar panel manufacturer Solyndra....
"King of the Wind" on Freebeacon - Former Maine governor and ‘independent’ Senate candidate made the most of alt-energy bill he signed into law
Maine Republican Party
For Immediate Release, August 2, 2012
Contact: David Sorensen, Communications Director
Phone: (207) 622-6247
Angus's Dream Committee
Senate Committee to Consider Extension of Crony-Capitalist Wind Subsidies
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is considering a bill to extend taxpayer subsidies for corporate wind turbine developers. These market-distorting tax credits transfer hard-earned taxpayer dollars to reckless, green industry speculators like Solyndra, Beacon Power, and Ener1 - all of which are now bankrupt.
"Twenty years ago, wind speculators said they would only need taxpayer support briefly while they got off the ground," said Maine GOP Executive Director Mike Quatrano. Today, the federal government is still furnishing them with $5 billion per year in corporate welfare.
One speculator put taxpayers on the hook for $102 million and used that money to blast away at the beautiful mountaintops of northern Oxford County, installing massive wind turbines manufactured overseas that continue to disturb local residents with incessant humming noises, kill countless birds, and drive up electricity costs for Maine families and businesses.
That green energy speculator is Angus King.
King even laid the groundwork for this scam while he was governor, signing into law portfolio standards requiring that a percentage of all electricity consumed in Maine be generated by "green" sources.
Now King is running for U.S. Senate, where he will have the opportunity to sit on committees like the one considering the wind power subsidy extension today. Of course, King will first have to consummate his rumored deal with Harry Reid, whereby he can serve on his favorite committee if only he consents to caucus with the Democrats.
"Now we know why Angus wants to be a senator so badly," said Quatrano. "He wants to continue his perverse, crony-capitalist dance between private sector speculation and political power-brokering, all while pretending to have the best interests of Mainers at heart."
It is time that Angus comes clean about his true intentions. Mainers need to know who he will caucus with and whether he intends to continue his quixotic green crusade, laying waste to Maine's mountains and budgets.
"Many people fondly remember Angus the Governor, but Mainers deserve to know what Angus has been up to since he left office, and what he intends to do once he gets back in," said Quatrano.
Timeline of Angus's Wind Career
1997: Angus signs Maine's original Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) into law as part of the electric-utility restructuring law.
Sept. 2009: Under the watchful eye of the King administration, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) adopts rules pursuant to the RPS law establishing wind as an acceptable source of renewable energy.
June 2006: Legislature enacts LD 2041, increasing the percentage of power electricity companies must derive from "renewable" sources.
Dec. 2006: Months later, Angus starts a wind power company with partner Robert Gardiner.
Aug. 2011: Angus's Record Hill Wind Project hits it big with a $102 million loan guarantee from the US Dept. of Energy... under a program provided for under section 1705 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Obama's stimulus). This is the same program that funded Solyndra, the now-infamous failed solar project started by Obama's friends.
Angus boasts on his website, www.recordhillwind.com (accessed 3/5/12), that he uses "political skills" to build his wind power racket in Maine.
But . . . Not so fast, Angus!
In March 2012, Congress launches an inquiry into the propriety of Angus's Solyndra-style loan guarantee, questioning whether the wind project was "sufficiently innovative" to qualify for loan guarantees, and whether the taxpayer guarantees were even necessary considering the wealth of Angus and his partners.
Two days before the congressional report came out, Angus sold his share in the wind company to his partner, Robert Gardiner.
It's time for Angus King to come clean about his record and his intentions for Maine's senate seat.
Billion dollar shortfall? What billion dollar shortfall?
Maine Voices: Former state budget officer explains, defends King's fiscal record
Before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Maine flourished and our quality of life improved under King.
By Jack Nicholas
Regarding the oft-mentioned "deficit" that King supposedly left, there wasn't one. The Bureau of the Budget had identified a "General Fund structural budget gap" for the fiscal year 2004-05 biennium of $787.1 million. The Legislature's Office of Fiscal and Program review estimated the "gap" at $958.2 million. A deficit is when government spends more than it has, but a "structural gap" is when government does not have as much as it anticipates spending.
I am glad Mr. budget guy life improved under King.
Mine didn't when the flim flam Gov. cost me over 10,000 dollars from his productivity improvement scam,all for nothing in end.
Both conditions described in the article are nice rationalization that equal failure period.
In King's defense, I think he's just gotten so used to prevaricating that he no longer knows for sure what's true, and what's not true. Decades of pretense and deflection can do that to a person.
For Immediate Release, August 9, 2012
Contact: David Sorensen, Communications Director
Phone: (207) 622-6247
Angus Blames Shortfall on 9/11 Tragedy - Hides behind surrogate's 700-word excuse
AUGUSTA - Today, the Angus King for Senate campaign touted on its website and social media channels an op-ed published in the Portland Press Herald by King's former budget officer. In a shocking display of passing the buck, the surrogate blames the fiscal mess King left on the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
"This is a cheap shot and political excuse-making at its worst," said Charlie Webster, chairman of the Maine Republican Party. "Angus King should be ashamed of himself for blaming his fiscal record on the tragedy of 9/11."
The column attempts to make a distinction between running deficits that rack up real-time debts, like President Barack Obama is doing at the rate of $4 billion per day at the national level, and leaving future deficits, or shortfalls, for the next governor to deal with.
"A deficit is a deficit," said Webster. "Maine's working people don't care what kind of a deficit it is, they just want fiscal responsibility and an end to the budget gimmicks and King-sized over-spending."
The Press Herald already conducted a fact-checking analysis on the Chamber of Commerce ad that originally brought King's billion-dollar shortfall to the forefront, concluding, "We rate these statements true."
This morning, former governor John Baldacci spoke with WGAN's Ken & Mike and reminisced on the sad state of affairs that Angus King left for him when he assumed office in 2003. "We had the highest tax burden in the country . . . and it was a very challenging environment," said the former Democratic governor.
"It's now clear that King managed the state very poorly and didn't live up to his own campaign promise to run Maine in a financially responsible way," said Webster.
The column and King's promotion of it is the latest in a pattern of Republicans raising facts about King's record, and King responding to them with increasingly desperate and convoluted excuses. Take the following sentence from today's column:
The Bureau of the Budget issues four-year budget forecasts for the current biennium and the next biennium comparing General Fund revenue projections from the Revenue Forecasting Committee to estimates of General Fund spending based on current law.
"This appropriations committee techno-jargon can't hide the fact that Angus King left the next guy scrambling to cover his billion-dollar loss," said Webster. "Maine's working people need a senator who has a proven ability to bring down their debt, not a proven ability to make excuses."
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:21:41 -0400
Subject: King’s Budget Deficit
Angus King has aggressively pushed back against anyone who characterizes the $1 billion budget gap Maine had when he left the governor’s office as a “deficit.”
King has said that it was a “theoretical budget gap,” not a “deficit.”
He has said that anyone who claims differently is “distorting his record” and “attacking his character.”
Additionally, King has said that calling the $1 billion hole a “deficit” is “wrong” and “bunk.”
He even told the AP that it’s “common” to have “theoretical budget gaps.” (not to be confused with a “deficit”)
Given all the debate over “deficits” vs. “theoretical budget gaps,” we thought it might be instructive to look back at the rhetoric that was used at the time and it seems that many people, including Angus King himself, often made the mistake of referring to the “theoretical budget gap” as a “deficit.”
I thought I would pass them along to you in case you were interested.
Charlie Summers for US Senate
“What had been projected as a $90 million deficit in the budget for the fiscal year ending June 30 probably will be closer to $110 million or even $115 million when the state closes the books on tax collections, said Janet Waldron, Gov. Angus King’s finance chief.”
(Paul Carrier, “June Swoon Could Push State Budget Deficit To $115 Million,” Portland Press Herald, 6/25/02)
“By Raiding The Savings Account To Cover This Year’s Deficit, The King Administration Has Patched Up This Year’s Budget At The Expense Of Next Year’s Budget.” “Officials said state government can stay in the black this year, even with the larger deficit. That will be done primarily by withdrawing money from the state’s savings account and using it to eliminate most of this year’s problem. But those savings were supposed to help pay for state programs next year. So by raiding the savings account to cover this year’s deficit, the King administration has patched up this year’s budget at the expense of next year’s budget.”
(Paul Carrier, “June Swoon Could Push State Budget Deficit To $115 Million,” Portland Press Herald, 6/25/02)
June 2002: “Unless There Is A Dramatic Turnaround In The Economy, The New Governor Is Likely To Confront A Large Budget Gap In The Two-Year Cycle That Starts A Year From Now. Experts Say A Projected Deficit In The Budget For The Two-Year Cycle Starting July 1, 2003, Could Reach Or Exceed $600 Million.”
(Paul Carrier, “Budget Or Bust: Tough Balancing Act Will Challenge Maine’s Next Governor,” Portland Press Herald, 6/26/02)
August 2002: “The State Revenue Forecasting Committee Concluded That Tax Collections Probably Will Fall Short By $148 Million To $150 Million In The Fiscal Year That Started July 1, Which Is The Second And Final Year Of The Budget Cycle. Combined with last year’s $92.5 million deficit, that means the two-year shortfall through June 30, 2003, is projected at about $240 million.”
(Paul Carrier, “Forecasts See State’s Budget Gap Widening,” Portland Press Herald, 8/29/02)
November 2002: “The Next Budget, For The Two-Year Cycle That Starts July 1 Of Next Year, Faces An Even Bigger Deficit, But It Will Be Up To Gov.-Elect John Baldacci And The Next Legislature To Deal With That Projected Shortfall.”
(Paul Carrier, “Budget Bill On Track, But Gap Soon To Grow,” Portland Press Herald, 11/13/02)
“[A]n Examination Of The Recent Budget Balancing Shows That It Relies On Gimmicks That May Backfire And Also Chips Away At Vital Services That Could Affect A Range Of People, From Hospital Patients To Schoolchildren. If Problems Arise From Those Cuts They Likely Will Add To The Budget Crisis That Gov.-Elect John Baldacci And The Next Legislature Will Confront In January 2003, When They Deal With An Estimated $900 Million Deficit.”
(Paul Carrier, “Budget’s Balance Precarious Thanks To Gimmicks,” Portland Press Herald, 11/17/02)
Even King Himself Is Guilty Of Mischaracterizing
“Theoretical Budget Gaps” As “Deficits”
ANGUS KING: “In Our State, Our Toughest Issue Is A Structural Budget Deficit. That’s, That’s The Problem We Have To Deal With Immediately.”
(Angus King, National Governors Association, www.c-spanvideo.org, 1/29/95) (4:53)
Summers for Senate | PO Box 511 | Scarborough, Maine 04070
Next time I get a tax bill; I'm going to tell them "I have a "structual gap". I didn't anticipate paying tht much."
For every thousand they want, I'll send in ,,,,$787.,,,,,,close enough.
You're entirely too generous, Calvin. You need only apply a Susan Feiner coralary to the baseball/homerun theorum as it applies to the inverse fractional reserve hypothesis to conclude your bill falls within a demonstrable range of values, to wit: Your obligation would be $100 per thousand owed, up to $787 per, the difference being your voluntary contribution subject to conditions known only to you.
Posted: August 11
Updated: Today at 12:23 AM
Political Notebook: Dill praises Dems for stance on gay marriage
From staff reports
[Angus] King supports the referendum effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine. Summers does not.
King said Wednesday that he "probably" would support the repeal of [the Defense of Marriage Act] DOMA.
"I'm not in favor of Congress telling people who they should marry," King said. "I'm a conservative."
Only with his money not others !
If King is a "conservative," then I'm 17 and a Kardashian.
Media bias alert ---> Look at the photos used on this PPH article touting for King. Which candidate photo is the largest? Which of the three poses chosen for publication looks more "professional"? The bias is soooo easy to spot.
Media Bias Alert
This little gem about green crony capitalism makes it clear that Angus would undoubtedly vote for Harry Reid.
Vote Angus for Green Energy Cronyism
King oversees over $17 million dollars in Maine taxpayer help to the wealthiest company on earth
$10 million of incentives:including:
water and sewer upgrades
a tax-increment-financing package
a 130-acre site donated to Wal-Mart. .
reimbursing Wal-Mart for personal property taxes on machinery and equipment
reimbursing 50 percent of employee state income tax withholdings.
the state will provide $360,000 in funds for customized employee training.
tthe state will also make improvements to the interchange area and the adjacent Alfred Plourde Parkway.
The incentive package for Wal-Mart "levels the playing field" said Gov. Angus King
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Help me, Cynthia Dill. You’re my only hope.
Posted on August 16, 2012 by Matthew Gagnon
with the national Democratic establishment....taking a pass on supporting their nominee, instead of counting on King’s eventual caucus vote... Democrats ..have abandoned Dill and are...looking to King.
.... Every percentage point ... Dill can wrestle away will ....chip away at King’s lead.....
A new poll.....showed ...King’s lead over ... Summers...cut from... 30 percent down to 18 percent and that he is now pulling less than 50 percent of the vote statewide. ...(poll)... results were King at 46 percent, Summers at 28 percent and Dill at 8 percent.