Dems pump cash into ME Senate race, but for whom?

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee is buying $410,000 worth of TV advertising in the U.S. Senate race in Maine, but it's not clear for whom.

Executive Director Guy Cecil suggested Friday that the money will be used to fight the Republican in the race, Charlie Summers, who's benefited from more than $1.7 million in TV ads sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a GOP-led super PAC, Maine Freedom.

But there's a Democrat in the race, state Sen. Cynthia Dill. The frontrunner is former Democrat Angus King, an independent. Rob Jesmer of the National Republican Senatorial Committee said Democrats should make clear who they're supporting.

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