PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State Sen. Cynthia Dill has won a four-way Democratic Senate primary in the race for the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe in Maine.

Unofficial results show the Cape Elizabeth attorney on Tuesday defeated former Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Rep. Jon Hinck of Portland and Ben Pollard, a Portland homebuilder.

She will face the Republican primary winner as well as former two-term Gov. Angus King and several other independents in the November election.

Dill is a self-proclaimed progressive and has brushed off criticism that she’s too liberal. She says her top issues are jobs and the economy, health care, and what she calls “economic and social justice.”

Democratic U.S. Senate primary candidate Cynthia Dill greets voters at the polls outside the Msgr. P.J. Hanagan Parish Center on Ocean Avenue in Portland on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.


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