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National group pours $300K into Maine’s Democratic gubernatorial primary

BANGOR, Maine — A national group backing Attorney General Janet Mills in Maine’s Democratic gubernatorial primary dumped $300,000 into the race this week, setting aside most of it to attack attorney Adam Cote, who could be rising in a crowded field.

The campaign arm of EMILY’s List, a national group backing female Democratic candidates, committed $300,000 on Monday to a new political committee called Maine Women Together that registered with the state last week. It spent $200,000 on digital advertising by Tuesday — less than a week before the June 12 primary to replace the term-limited Gov. Paul LePage.

Mills of Farmington was endorsed by EMILY’s List in January. The group has Maine connections after hiring Emily Cain, a former Democratic legislator who lost two 2nd Congressional District races in 2014 and 2016, as its executive director nearly a year ago.

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