Campaign 85% funded by Mainers, not special interests or Washington insiders
Cynthia Dill, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, raised $66,000, mostly in small donations from Mainers and key Maine Democrats, between April 1 and June 30.
“Since the beginning of the year, nearly 86 percent of our funding has come from small donations within Maine,” Dill said. “So, we’re confident this campaign represents the interests of ordinary Maine people, because that’s who supports us.
“I listen to and represent middle-class Mainers, not party bosses or Washington insiders,” Dill said. “People are joining us who are unhappy with legislators being bought and sold by the wealthy and corporations. We’re grateful for their support, often given at great sacrifice.”
Key Maine Democrats supporting Dill include state Sen. Justin Alfond, D-Portland, state Sen. and Democratic National Committeeman Phil Bartlett, D-Gorham; Joseph and Robert Baldacci, brothers of former Democratic Gov. John Baldacci; U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-1st District, and Donald Sussman.
Political Action Committee money — a total of $1,500 — came from the Mill to the Hill PAC run by U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd District; and Women’s Action for New Directions PAC, who endorsed Dill during the primary.
“Some people talk about being ‘independent’ and a Washington outsider,” Dill said. “Our finding shows this campaign truly is. We’ll see in the coming days and months who speaks for whom. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to use thrift and creativity to raise the money we need to get our message out and win a voice in the U.S. Senate for middle-class people.”
Dill for U.S. Senate campaign contributions
Jan. 1 – June 30
‘Our campaign is supported by large numbers of middle-class Mainers,
not party bosses or Washington insiders.’
Here is a breakdown of the most recent Dill for U.S. Senate campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission. Figures are for the period Jan. 1 through June 30.
522 contributions from 373 constituents
Average donation: $171.77
Out of State
72 contributions from 57 constituents
Average out of state donation: $365.67
13.8% of all contributions
15.3% of all constituents who gave
450 contributions from 316 constituents
Average in state donation: $134.93
86.2% of all contributions
84.7% of all constituents who gave
PACs (not included in above totals)
Mill for the Hill $1,000 (U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud)
WAND $500 (Women’s Action for New Directions)