Comments for: Dill wins Democratic Senate race VIDEO Dill wins Democratic Senate race With more than 88 percent of the state’s precincts reporting by about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dill had 45 percent of the vote compared with Dunlap’s 35 percent in the four-way race. Read More Benjamin Pollard will continue US Senate campaign as a write-in Dill wins Democratic Senate race Back to story → Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service. Keep it civil and stay on topic No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more): It should be noted this is not a comprehensive list. Don't insult one another or the subjects of BDN stories. 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Quite often, we won't see a comment until it's reported. Questions about why a comment was — or wasn't — deleted? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment. That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. And we'll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards. Anonymous I hope Dill(D) wins, because then Gus King will have to run against her, split the vote, and give us in the all-important 39% a big win in November. Suddenly I am a Charlie Summers fan! Dlbrt Thanks for the Tip! Suddenly I am a a King Fan! Neither Dill weed or Charlie the LockStep Monster has a snow balls chance in this climate. People have had enough of the bipartinship! entitled4life Free Sight in Targets Signs , Get your Free Dunlapper Targets Signs , Step right up, Going fast at a Town Dump near you! Dlbrt Come on man stop following me around and repeating What are you a Tea party Fox news viewer or something! entitled4life Just having some fun with you – I’ll stop Dlbrt Yeah I know, me to! Catch ya latter! entitled4life Oh! My! God!!!! AAGGGGHHHH! It’s Cynthia the LockStep Monster! Dlbrt No Sorry, thats Charlie , the phrase has already been coined to late! Thats Cythina the Dillweed ! Anonymous Dill, then, is an invasive species? …and a rather large one!!! Briney One thing about Charlie, he’ll make sure to get enough voters by excluding those whom he doesn’t trust. Voter Suppression – Supreme. Charlie – the ID man. Anonymous 74% of the prisoners in Federal prisons are Democrats. Dlbrt And 99 % of of economic white collar criminals are out on the streets and are Republicans! Bernie Madoff is the 1 % !!!!! They threw us a bone! Edit:: They all hang out on Wall Street! They have street lingo too like the crips and bloods! Buy low, sell high, direvatives, 3pts, hostile Takeover, Anonymous Wake up call for LOONBATS: WALL ST. VOTE: ROMNEY BY LANDSLIDE By: Abby Phillip and Kenneth P. Vogel Thanks to campaign finance filings, it’s possible to put a price tag on just how much Wall Street doesn’t like Obama. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and the super PAC supporting it are outraising Obama among financial sector donors $37.1 million to $4.8 million. more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77368.html Dlbrt Romney says that Obama’s recovery attempt is pathetic! I would suggest that he try the freefall from a 20 story building. Get up and walk back up the stairway because the Congress won’t let him on the elevator because the Public Union employee operator was fired in the last round of budget cuts. When he gets to the top and THEN give a little comment about how long it took to get down versus back up again! Anonymous I think it is a much higher precentage. Several years ago, I spent time at local Republican Hdqtrs addressing envelopes (in Knox County)……there was only 1 “resident” at 807 Cushing Rd on the Republican enrolled list. Anonymous Last I knew there were no federal prisons here in Maine. I think if you check voter participation in Maine prisons and jails, it is minimal. Anonymous My analysis reveals that Dill not only mobilized women to vote in those districts that went for King and Cutler; but these women voted in female reps. Indeed, in traditional liberal enclaves along the Coast you can see how skewed the vote was FOR Dill and women. Not good for King, whose legendary sexism will be cleverly highlighted by Dill, sending a message to women who want more than ‘words of love’ from the men they are asked to vote for, esp. ones like Obama who’ve disappointed and deserted them in the past. On the other hand, Republican voters crushed Dem’s in vote totals in many areas like SAGADAHOC where R’s took 57% of the voter total……but with only an 11% turnout does this really mean Maine is turning BLUE again? Hinck, the flaming green ideologue won in several towns like Bowdoin and Bowdoinham; as did the Tea party embracer, Scott D’Ambroise. This reveals that in some parts of the state you can ‘win’ with extreme–for Maine, agendas. Anonymous Not sure what you mean by King’s “legendary sexism”. I must have missed his Weeds cameo ? One thing’s for sure. Conservatives will show up in droves to oust Obama in November, so the left must mobilize for it’s State candidates. Anonymous Good luck with that…..be sure to post before you head back to Newton. Don’t forget Republicans just took 57.5% of the vote!!! …..the handwriting is on the wall, but can you read it? Anonymous Gus King will not have to split the vote with Dill, she has little to offer except hate and discontent. Angus will take Summers to school Anonymous So you are in favor of having another Grover Norquist Pawn in Washington? Charlie Summer doesn’t represent Maine. He represents out of state unelected pawn masters. Anonymous I wonder if she will dance a jig on a veterens memorial if she wins….LOL… Anonymous Make that a jiggle. Anonymous If she gets to Washington, you can bet Roxie will get her park. Anonymous Go park!! Anonymous Another Debbie Wasserman-Shultz in D.C.? Think not! Anonymous Before Wasserman Shultz went to DC, she served her constituents in Broward County well. A former school board member, and then on the powerful board of County Commissioners, her voice was moderate in a town deeply divided by development issues. Anonymous Well she isn’t a moderate anymore. Anonymous Exactly. Being from her Senate district, I always thought Cynthia brought good ideas to the table and worked hard for those she represented. But as she began to consider running for higher office, it seemed like her rhetoric became more and more pointed and her values moved further and further to the Left. That’s just not what we need right now. Anonymous But she didn’t lay out her true agenda and beliefs in a HUFFINGTON POST blog like DILL has, giving her opponents plenty of ammo. Anonymous Got to hand it to her. From state legislator to state senator now U.S. Senate primary winner in less than a year. Anonymous Wow the Dems are really dumb. This woman is an embarrassment to her party. She will come in last in the general election. Anonymous Embarrassment? It all depends on where you are coming from. She is the anti-LaPage and that is a great thing for Maine and the country. Anonymous Except she’s only the anti-LePage ideologically. Her rhetoric, although maybe a bit more refined, seems to be the Democratic version of our esteemed governor. Dlbrt Anti Lepager? Those are a dime a dozen! Briney She has my vote. Many more will back her, for having the guts to blast Koch-backed Tea Party Governor Le Page. Anonymous Think Libby Mitchell Anonymous Don’t count on it. Briney It would be embarrassing to root for a man who advocates voter suppression. Charlie – like Le Page, seeks to narrow the voting community purely to serve the selfish needs of the Billionaire Koch – instituted Tea Party. Anonymous BATH a genuine union town, was nearly split evenly between R’s & D’s. Unions are seeing red. Anonymous Gosh, did she fail the Community Organizer step in her lightening progression up the political ladder and did she vote “present” on every tough issue before the Maine Senate? Guest I predicted the cute one would win… Dems will always pick the biggest coin when choosing between a nickel and a dime.. Anonymous Dill dances on Veterans; Memorial.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plWYgHc7s9w&feature=player_embedded Dlbrt Not real thoughtful was it! I’ll bet that she isin’t the first politician to use veterans to “get a leg up “! Pat T. Riot It wasn’t the Veterans’ Memorial. It was the Freedom Tree. Did you turn off the sound? Larry Marshall Jr LOL, nice. You folks passed up a good man for what,this? Too easy. Anonymous What a trooper! Cindy is giving her all so Angus can win. Anonymous Who’s got the biggest chest?….the one filled with money, of course. Anonymous Roxy better get out her chequebook if this thing is going to be elected. Anonymous The delusional and unseasoned Dill has been propelled to stardom by legions of social Marxists, overwrought effeminates and sloth-like wards of the Nanny State. Her involvement in politics is apropos and in line with her current occupation, which we are told vies for notoriety as one of the oldest pursuits of mankind. She is a wonderful choice for the Democrats! In the intervening months, Mainers will be entertained by an outpouring of avant-garde abstractions that advocate social justice, deficit spending and moral decline. Pat T. Riot What exactly is a ‘social’ Marxist? Are there antisocial Marxists? Asocial Marxists? Unsocial? My quest continues for the consummate antonym. At times it appears that you must adorn yourself with excessively constrictive pantaloons. Anonymous No, just tight panties… Anonymous Dr. Riot, I think the correct diagnosis for Quequeeg’s condition is “acute apoplectic hyperbole with poor prognosis”. Anonymous How do legions of sloth-like wards propel someone into office? Is there some hobo Tammany Hall in Portland? Someone discovered the thesaurus. Anyone who uses the term “social justice” as a curse word is delusional. Anonymous I don’t care if she’s a fire wielding satanic she-devil. She wants to end marijuana prohibition so she has my vote. Anonymous I might vote for her if she’s a fire wielding satanic she-devil. If she isn’t then she stands very little chance of changing the tone of the political debate. Anonymous The criticism of her being a spear carrier for a host of liberal/progressive causes instead of representing the issues dear to Mainers appears to be a valid one…ever read her HUFF. POST BLOG? Anonymous You guys have not principled criticisms. Sometimes you say you don’t want an outsider and now you say you want someone who is “seasoned”. Well which is it? Do you have a real complaint or are you here just to throw mud? Yawningattrolls I am an adamant social-progressive; if the best my Democratic Party can offer up is Ms. Dill then this let-winger is going to sit out this election because its obvious the Democratic Party is conceding the race to Angus King and she is simply window dressing to cover the party’s concession. Why Chellie chose not to run is just beyond me, I have lost my respect for the Maine Democratic Party and our so-called social-progressives. Anonymous They conceded the race to Angus King months ago when Michaud, Baladacci and Pingree all dropped out of the race. Dill won’t get 20%. Anonymous Gosh, how soon we forget. What % of the vote did the D get last when running for Gov? I’ll bet Dill receives even fewer votes… Guest lol..Always some grandiose statement that only serves to insult. “Overwrought effeminates and sloth-like wards of the Nanny State”? Ugh..ridiculous. Bob Mentzinger Thanks to everyone on the Second District who supported Cynthia last night! Back Cynthia against the 1%er King who thinks he’s already won. It’s a Democracy, Angus. You’re going to have to run on your record, I’m afraid. Anonymous Bob, your rhetoric is really troubling. I’m a life-long registered Democrat and that will never change. Yet when Cynthia Dill takes up the standard of the Party, I begin to lose hope. I admire and respect her passion, her intensity, and how she is confident in her values. However, in all my experiences with her, she seems to view the political world as a polemic, with Democrats being in the right, and all others who would oppose her chosen issues, to be in the wrong. Those may be wonderful values to those who simply want to toe the party line, but that is not leadership, nor does it help move the country forward. While I would much prefer Cynthia to Charlie Summers, the issue remains that we would be replacing a true public servant, someone who was willing to work for the common-good, with someone who only sees one path forward. That, simply, is not what we need right now. I’d love to be proved wrong in the end, but barring a miracle, my vote is with Angus. Anonymous You’re probably in the Majority of Democrat voters. Now we’ll see how many R’s Charlie can hold. Bob Mentzinger I obviously won’t tell you how to vote, bcnp11, only to listen to what the campaign will say over the next 5 months about who can best serve working, middle-class families, whose net worth has dropped 40% since 2007 while the wealthy have prospered. Anonymous The delusional and arrogant King was propelled to stardom with name recognition and not much else. He was a do-nothing Governer, then followed that act with his wind power subsidy heist, and then opportunistically steps into the senate race. He’s too old, too mediocre, to greedy, too full of himself, to serve the people of Maine. Anonymous Be curious whether MPR gives him a soapbox and favorable attention. Angus pulled a cute trick by ‘stiffing’ the WGAN interviewers this morning; postponing his appearance until Summers and Dill went on. I didn’t listen long enough to hear if he ever went on; illustrating how effective he is at manipulating a potentially hostile media host, while getting ‘a read’ on his opposition. Briney She has the brains and the guts to take on the Fascist Tea Party and its puppet GOP. Anonymous How about a small wager that Charlies gets more votes than Dill? Up to the challange? Briney Charlie is a Tea Party expert in voter suppression. No wonder you’re ready to wager. Anonymous Nah, he just wants LEGAL folks to vote… for whomever they choose. Try buying even a beer lately without a photo ID card? Briney Rick Scott, Florida’s governor, recently disenfranchised “a few thousand?” Florida registered voters. They just happened to be Americans. Thanks to an astute Secretary of State, the voters are being returned to the register. However, with typical National Tea Party arrogance, just scoffed and maintained his action as a “has to” in compliance with the National Tea Party’s agenda. In Maine, not to be outdone, Charlie boy, along with National Tea Party’s Le Page picked up the National Tea Party cry and yelled “Voter Fraud.” Just another attempt to remove people from voting lists whom they believe will not benefit The National Tea Party. Especially targeted are poor African Americans and Latinos. Charlie was dismayed at the low figures he produced in Maine – less than 3 Percent. Charlie is attempting to get into Washington to reinforce the National Tea Party. The Brothers Koch have billions to spare for him and others, sworn to uphold the doctrine of the National Tea Party. Rupert the Fox stands by with his propaganda machine which controls TV and Radio Stations as well as newspapers. Anonymous I love it when you do that. Anonymous …but not the votes. Anonymous You get ’em Cynthia Dill. Many of us want a refreshingly honest voice and presence as a Senator; someone with some integrity. Cynthia Dill is it. Anonymous She’s really Roxanne Quimby’s ‘girl toy’. Anonymous Charlie Summers is a dweeb. Yessah Briney A mite better than the Fascist tea party we have been stomaching for the past three and a half years – both here, and in Washington. Anonymous Great news. She is the only canadidate with real solutions to move this country forward. Anonymous CANADATE? Move the Country upward and perhaps you’ll get a date. kennyh Dunlap would have been a more formable opponent to King and might have split the vote to let that pathetic clown Summers prevail. This candidate almost assures Gus an office in D.C. Dlbrt Thats a big Ten Four! Anonymous Dunlap had my vote come November, Dill certainly does not. Anonymous God help the State of Maine if she wins. Anonymous It won’t happen. She is a place holder for one of the Pingree clan. Dlbrt Sorry Matt! We where with you but they went for looks! Ya, just gotta get a wig and some lipstick! Guest I’ll probably be torn between Dill and Angus. I agree with both on separate issues. Despite the fact that Angus leans Democrat, I think he would probably be more capable of dealing with the political gridlock in Washington. Anonymous He would be most capable of cutting himself into any deal that came his way. It’s all about King for King. Anonymous Like the party nominees aren’t equally likely to cut themselves into any deal that comes their way? Dlbrt I am not woried about one man! It’s the two with the army of weirdo’s wackos crooks and liars that all their money can buy! The Koch boys! Anonymous The Socialist Party has Cynthia, the Republican Party has Charlie, and the Independent Party has King. Charlie has a great chance to win the Senate seat in Maine. Cynthia would have had a chance but OBAMA stole the DEMO’s Party and now it’s the Socialist Party which has no chance to win. Dill is just another extension of OBAMA. You love Socialism, vote for Cynthia. Briney …and, if you cherish the memory and love Fascism – vote for Charlie. Anonymous I did and don’t you love it? Anonymous Just another crazy leftist… Anonymous She beat Charlie Summers. Let’s see if she can beat Anguish. Guest she didn’t run against summers… different game, nice try Anonymous Actually in terms of vote totals the R’s beat the D’s. Add them up and learn how to analyze election results ~crosses fingers and hopes his calculator is working~ Anonymous The Democratic Party of Maine claims to represent the working class of Maine. The closest Ms Dill has been to a working person is when the plumber came to fix her flush. Then there is Rep. Pingree who is married to a true one per center and rides home on a private plane. Maybe she asks the mechanic what he thinks on labor issues. Anonymous No, she tells the pilot to ask the mechanic what he thinks… Briney Your assumption naturally avoids mention of the fact she is a successful Civil Rights lawyer, and also legal battles with major corporations and state governments. Anonymous Define ‘success’, besides Civil rights under Obama has disappeared from his radar. Maine has a civil rights advisory commission…ever hear of it and whose agenda it serves? Anonymous Thats ridiculous.Dill looks like a working mom to me. The most overworked class in America! Anonymous Her kids are evidence of how good she was as a mom….be careful about using those images, they will come back and poop on your campaign. Guest Other libs would like some of that kool-aid to, don’t be so greedy…. Anonymous And Summers and King are any different? Anonymous Angus King is still heavily invested in his wind projects even though he removed himself on the surface. His wind projects and wind power in general will rightfully take a beating in the coming public dialogue, as the public learns the true extent of this farce for the first time. There are sordid details here that will be very injurious to King. Anonymous Angus hoodwinked the people of Maine once, twice, three times. Just get in line and bend over for more of the same. Anonymous Earth to Pollard: You LOST! Please bow out and don’t gum up the race. Briney After three and a half years of Tea Party – Republican Sabotage of the USA., it is good to see someone with the spirit of a Counter Espionage Agent determined to take them on. King is another Lieberman. He doesn’t know his left foot from his right. A dilettante, with lots of money, always looking for a hobby. Today’s Don Quixote. Anonymous The tea party candidate Scott D’Ambroise actually won several districts showing substantial support in some parts of Maine for the TEA PARTY. Hinck also won in a few, showing that a liberal environmentalist also has strong support. Dlbrt To bad he couldn’t redistrict trailer parks near wal-mart stores for his advantage! Anonymous So you want to disenfranchise people who vote against you……but I thought…. gotcha! Thomas Carter She’ll come in 3rd place, just like her hero, Libby Mitchell. Anonymous She beat Charlie Summers and is King’s nearest opponent. White male republicans are loosens in Maine. Act Blue! Anonymous You have got to be kidding, what are the Democrats thinking of. That was a sure fire way to get King elected, I guess the Democrats knew what they were doing all the time. “Standard bearer”, now I know the Democrats have gone too far one way. Guest Pickles won??? Must be the teeth.. Anonymous So its Dill the Shrill Shill and Angus “Ferret” King vs. an accomplished veteran with business management and public sector experience who aims to cut the beastly federal budget down to a size we can afford. Tough choice! I’ll think I’ll go with …. Summers! Anonymous I think Dill is a hotty. I really like shiny things. Guest Palin caught my eye as smart. My whole body tingled when she spoke… Jack Dill is not getting any support (yet) nationally, in fact, she’s getting put down. The headline on MA-NE.net is AN UNKNOWN, UNPOLISHED, POTENTIAL NIGHTMARE. Follow the links and read about it. Guest Dill should keep a plan B handy Summers for Senate Anonymous She’s got my vote. She seems to me a strong, fearless, unapologetic Progressive that will help keep the Democrats in the majority in the Senate and move this country foward . Come november election, the democratic ticket will have a strong candidate, with a stark contrast from Independent King and Republican Summers. Had the democratic ticket gone with a wishy-woshy moderate candidate, the voters wouldnt be able to tell the difference between that and King, and would probably swing to what’s familar….King. And so Democrats made the smart decision, by voting “go big or go home,” and choose the candidate that stands tall for democratic values, who fights for social justice, who is not afraid to stand up to special interests, and who wants to take on and reverse Citizens United. I think the Democratic ticket has some favorable odds for the Senate seat. I think Mainers are still scarred from 2010 with the split vote. And this is a presidential election year, and Mainers voted overwhelmingly for Obama last election, and legalizing Gay marriage is going to be on the ballot. And who’s a fearless advocate for Gay Marriage?….Cynthia Dill. Plus she’s on the record for decriminalizing marijuana and regulating it like we do alcohol. That tells me she’s not afraid to take on big business and conservative christian lobbying groups and will do what’s right for the American people. Sure it’s going to be a close race, but I think Cynthia Dill has a real chance at winning.