Further Evidence of Backroom Deal With Supposed Independent Angus King
National Democrats, as part of their relentless “Year of The Woman” narrative, are out today touting two new joint fundraising committees created to boost female U.S. Senate candidates. However, one female candidate’s name is conspicuously absent – Maine State Senator Cynthia Dill – even though like Dill, at least three other female candidates being supported by the national party are not yet the official Democratic nominees in their respective races.
According to The Hill:
- Each of the committees the DSCC registered include different participants, although six candidates and the DSCC are included in both committees. The six benefiting from both are Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Hawaii Senate candidate Rep. Mazie Hirono (D), Wisconsin Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D), and Nevada Senate candidate Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.). Of those, Berkley and Baldwin have the toughest races. The joint fundraising committee designated with the New York address also benefits Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who is a top GOP target and considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats. The Washington committee includes Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), according to disclosure documents.
“Today’s news only serves to underscore what we already knew – national Democrats have given Maine State Senator Cynthia Dill the cold shoulder in favor of supposed Independent Angus King.” – Lance Trover, National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The pattern of behavior by Democrats couldn’t be more clear. Less than a month ago, the National Republican Senatorial Committee released a memo highlighting to Sen. Dill that she has been excluded from literally hundreds of thousands of dollars that other female senate candidates in the “Year of the Woman” have received from national Democrats.