WASHINGTON -- The Democrat running for the open Senate seat in Maine has finally gotten some attention from her party’s leadership in Washington after complaining that they have been snubbing her in favor of the leader in the race, independent candidate Angus King.
She didn’t get a lot of attention, mind you.
State Sen. Cynthia Dill had a brief phone conversation Thursday with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the chairman of the Democratic Senate campaign committee.
No endorsement from the national party.
No pledge of support.
But a “cordial” conversation, and a commitment that the national committee would “continue to monitor the race.”
The race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe is a three-way contest among King, a popular former two-term governor, Dill, and GOP candidate Charlie Summers, the Maine secretary of State.
King has not said which party he would caucus with if he were to win in November, drawing criticism from the other two candidates, who say he is not being clear about his political priorities. Summers and Dill are trying to portray King as beholden to the other party.