The TV ad paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee hits independent U.S. Senate candidate Angus King and Democratic candidate Cynthia Dill and has a couple of the most spurious claims seen so far in the campaign season here.
It uses speculation against King's history in the wind power business, criticizing him for loans that documents show he wasn't around to benefit from.
It says Dill, a state senator from Cape Elizabeth, "left taxpayers the bill with her liberal policies," citing two legislative bills she sponsored. But the bills never made it into law. Another claim, about Dill supporting policies advocated by President Barack Obama, is right.
• "King used his political connections to get a taxpayer-backed loan for his windmill business. The press says King's loan was so sketchy, Congress had to investigate."
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