Via Washington Whispers:
Whispers was forwarded a strongly-worded E-mail Thursday from Cynthia Dill, the notoriously outspoken Democratic candidate in Maine’s Senate race to replace retiring Republican Olympia Snowe.
“How many murdered children does it take?” the E-mail began. “My opponents… both agree it was OK for the Aurora killer to be able to legally purchase a 100-round magazine of ammunition, and I don’t. That’s the difference. Can you chip in $100 today?”
After asking for cash, Dill’s E-mail went on to say she was “sick and tired of the bloodbath,” and of “seeing mothers weeping over the bodies of innocent children slaughtered.”
When reached by phone, Dill defended her campaign’s decision to use the Aurora shooting to fundraise, calling it an “opportunity” to “restate my beliefs.” Dill also said she believed strong language was necessary when discussing an issue that impacts children and families.