Democrat Cynthia Dill elected to fill S. Portland Senate seat

The Associated Press
Posted May 11, 2011, at 8:37 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine state representative from Cape Elizabeth is going to become the newest member of the Maine State Senate.

Rep. Cynthia Dill received 68 percent of the vote in a special election Tuesday for the district that covers Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and Scarborough.

The Portland Press Herald says Dill defeated Republican Louis Maietta Jr. of South Portland by 5,056 votes to 2,405.

The election heated up in recent days, with Democrats attacking Maietta’s personal finances and Republicans attacking Dill as part of the liberal establishment responsible for high taxes and job losses.

Dill will fill the seat vacated by Sen. Larry Bliss of South Portland who resigned to take an out-of-state job.

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