Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Republicans Play For Maine Republicans Play For Maine

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation


Republicans Play For Maine

The strategy has already created some strange bedfellows: An outside group run by former Republican Governors Association officials has spent about $250,000 on advertisements touting Dill as "a Democrat you can feel good about." Expect the NRSC advertising to strike a similar balance between boosting Dill and cutting down King. The party doesn't have terribly high hopes for Maine, but they believe they can move the needle, with the goal of converting Romney voters to Summers backers. If a Summers victory looks increasingly plausible, it would put the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in a bind: They have so far avoided the race, given their rooting interests in King over Dill. If they had to begin advertising, it would prompt more uncomfortable questions over their loyalties. Maine is only the third state in which the NRSC has begun running television ads, after North Dakota and Montana, two other states with inexpensive ad time. The committee has advertising time reserved in Virginia and Wisconsin, but it hasn't begun airing ads yet.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter