Sen. Cynthia Dill paid by PAC for blog

Posted Jan. 24, 2012, at 5:01 p.m.
State Sen. Cynthia Dill
State Sen. Cynthia Dill

AUGUSTA, Maine — A state lawmaker who was paid by a political action committee for writing a blog says she did nothing wrong.

Sen. Cynthia Dill of Cape Elizabeth says the disclosure by political blog Dirigo Blue that she was paid $4,000 in 2011 indicates Maine’s campaign disclosure laws are working.

Dill writes a blog called DCW, short for Dill’s Conventional Wisdom, and she says it’s legal to be reimbursed by her Dill Leadership PAC. She said Tuesday she didn’t have access to campaign finance reports to know precisely how much she was paid.

The Democrat announced last week that she’s running for U.S. Senate, so the state leadership PAC is no longer active. She says she’ll study federal campaign finance laws before deciding whether to continue the reimbursement practice.

 

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