BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - U.S. Senate Candidate Angus King outlined his positions on several key issues today at news conference in Brunswick.
King marked the eve of the 92nd anniversary of women's right to vote by announcing his platform, which addresses several issues currently facing women.
King said if elected he would focus on education and job training that will help lead women out of poverty. He also touted programs he created while governor that helped lift families out of economic hard times. King also supports protecting social security from privatization and is opposed to any voucher programs for Medicare.
'I think what we got to do is maintain Medicare as it is now and also work with the providers in the community to figure out ways to control the costs, that's important and crucial in the future,' said King.
Protecting Social Security and Medicare is also the cornerstone of Democrat Cynthia Dill who is running for U.S.Senate.
Dill, a state Senator from Cape Elizabeth outlined her platform at the Betsy Ross senior citizen center Friday. She says she is the only candidate for Senate that supports letting the Bush tax cuts for families making more than 250-thousand dollars expire. Dill says she stands with President Obama and Democratic leaders in congress who have pledged not to allow any changes to Social Security. She also says she is against increasing the retirement age, which is currently 65.
''Social Security and Medicare are social insurance programs for seniors who have paid into their entire life both programs are solvent programs. I think both programs are good examples of what the government can do better,' said Dill.
News Center tried to get a statement from Charlie Summers, republican candidate for Senate. But Summers was unavailable for comment.