“The people of Maine deserve a fresh approach and real action. I’ve got the courage to confront the things that don’t work and move us past the divisions that, for too long, have blocked real progress.”
So says Dawn Hill on her website. But for quite some time now, I have noticed the “check back soon” tag at the bottom right, and have been doing just that. But nothing new has arrived.
Speculation has recently been mounting – largely driven by her complete absence from the gubernatorial scene – that Hill will be dropping out of the race, making her the first candidate to do so.
Several campaigns have been contacting me, looking for information on Hill – more out of curiosity about her plans than any kind of concern about her impact – and I haven’t had any to give them. I attempted contacting Hill last week, and have not gotten so much as a return email.
Some of my sources on the ground have been telling me that Hill is considering dropping out to pursue a possible bid for the Maine Senate – but so far that buzz is very quiet.
But if she is staying in the race, this is easily one of the more curious strategies I have seen, especially for a candidate not well known state wide.