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Cynthia Dill

About Cynthia Dill

Cynthia Dill is a civil rights attorney with the Portland firm Troubh Heisler. She has served as a state senator and representative, and she is the former Democratic nominee in Maine's 2012 U.S. Senate race. She holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a JD from Northeastern University. She is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims. Dill lives in Cape Elizabeth with her husband Tom and their two children.

How is a vote for Cutler rational?

Cynthia: Mike, “rational choice theory” applied to politics suggests that self-interested voters will do a cost-benefit analysis in the voting booth and base their choice on which candidate will maximize their personal gain and minimize their loss if elected. Given the polls to date and a recent muddled press conference, how does a Cutler supporter rationalize […]

Much ado about Cutler

Cynthia: Eliot Cutler was recently described by a Boston Globe columnist as a guy “who conveys the sense of someone who believes his superiority as a would-be governor is so self-evident that it’s a little wearying to have to point it out.” When asked the spoiler question, Cutler apparently said of Gov. Paul LePage and Congressman Mike […]

Ad nauseam

Mike: Cynthia, the onslaught of television campaign ads has begun! Thankfully, at least some have been entertaining. Political columnist Don Roberts writes that Gov. Paul LePage won round 1, but I think Eliot Cutler’s debate spot is effective as well. What is your favorite thus far? Cynthia: I don’t have a direct answer for you, […]

What’s the beef with unions?

Cynthia:  In the spirit of Labor Day, Mike, I say we grill up some veggie burgers and talk about unions. Mike:  Sounds great, but I’m sticking with beef. Cynthia: I wonder if public-sector unions will be the red meat in elections here like they were in Wisconsin. Do people think about “Labor” now as largely white-collar government bureaucrats, […]