BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Five of the six contestants for Maine's open U.S. Senate seat met in a debate in Bangor in the latest of several exchanges among the candidates.
The three front-runners in the race, Democratic state Sen. Cynthia Dill, former independent Gov. Angus King and Republican Secretary of State Charles Summers, swapped a few barbs on issues Wednesday including campaign advertising. Summers even drew a few groans from the mostly silent audience of nearly 300 at Husson College when he accused King of being the only candidate to run negative ads.
King responded that that's "like being called ugly by a toad."
Also participating in the debate were two other candidates on the ballot, independents Andrew Ian Dodge and Steve Woods.
The debate was moderated by Whit Richardson, a business reporter with the Bangor Daily News.
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