Tag Archives: Charlie Summers

Campaign money and two terrible tendencies

In the campaign over Maine’s open U.S. Senate race, money has become an issue. Independent candidate Angus King offered to discourage SuperPAC activity if other candidates did the same. Democratic candidate Cynthia Dill, who decries the decision in the Citizens United case, said she might agree but details would need to negotiated. Then Republican Charlie […]

Is Charlie Summers an Olympia Snowe Republican? (with update)

The answer to the question, “Is Charlie Summers an Olympia Snowe Republican?,” is pretty simple: NO If Summers was an Olympia Snowe Republican, at the very least he would have endorsed her when she faced a challenge from Tea Party candidate Scott D’Amboise. But he didn’t. According to John Richter, Senator Snowe’s chief of staff: […]

Maine Senate candidates Dill, King and Summers have opportunities

With the party nominations set for Maine Senate, the campaign provides major opportunities for each of the candidates. The greatest of these opportunities is becoming a U.S. Senator, being a member of what is sometimes called the world’s most exclusive club. In my view, King remains the favorite, even the prohibitive favorite. That’s because he […]