"He and I live very different lives," she said. "I have right now, two kids in high school, that I get up for in the morning and make their breakfast and make their lunch and do their grocery shopping. And I gave birth to them."
Many agree that women are best suited to defending women's rights on Capitol Hill. But that's not enough to convince the DSCC to support Dill.
The committee does not plan to take a position on the race until after the Democratic primary, according to spokesman Shripal Shah.
With control of the Senate at stake, the prospect of winning a seat held by Republicans for nearly two decades appears to be superseding the desire to keep the seat in female hands.
King refuses to say whether he'll side with Democrats or Republicans if elected, but his policies are largely in line with Democrats, who hold a 51-47 majority in the Senate plus two independents who caucus with Democrats.
The Republican candidates include Secretary of State Charles Summers and state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin.
Dill is struggling to raise money. She collected roughly $25,000 in the first fundraising quarter. And she is still largely unknown among many Democrats statewide.
King raised more than $135,000 in the first two weeks of his campaign, in addition to a personal loan of nearly $38,000. He reported $142,000 in his campaign account at the end of March, according to federal filings.
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