Monday, May 21, 2012

Maine: a detailed look at donors in the U.S. Senate race

Malaga Island has, to my pleasure, gotten all the attention, but I did have another story in this week's Maine Sunday Telegram of interests to politicos: a detailed look at the donors to each of the candidates seeking to replace Olympia Snowe in the United States Senate.

The piece sheds some light on who each candidate's allies are and how adroit they are at raising literal political capital. It's an early snapshot, though, as many candidates didn't declare until the first week of March, and the current disclosures only cover the period ending Mar. 31.

One correction: the print version of the piece stated that Angus King raised more than all his rivals combined. It was supposed to read "than all the Democrats combined." This was an editing error, and I'm pretty sure I was the culprit.

I'll be closely following political donations and spending in all Maine races this election cycle, and am looking forward to delving into fresh federal disclosures due at the end of the month.

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