Dill brings in $66,000 in second quarter

Democrat Cynthia Dill brought in $66,000 in contributions to her U.S. Senate campaign between April 1 and June 30, according to the latest finance report the campaign has filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Dill’s campaign spent almost $47,000 during the reporting period, leaving the organization with $28,000 in cash on hand going into the summer months.

Second-quarter campaign finance reports are due to the FEC on Sunday, July 15, and Dill’s is the first report so far to be released to the media. The reporting period covers two-and-a-half months of the primary campaign and the first few weeks of the general election. We should know in the coming days how Dill’s fundraising compares to that of rivals independent Angus King and Republican Charlie Summers.

Since the beginning of the year, Dill’s campaign says just shy of 86 percent of its 523 contributions came from within Maine. The average size of in-state contributions was $138.30. The average out-of-state contribution was for $374.60.

Dill had raised about $43,000 in the run-up to the June 12 primary, meaning she added about $48,000 to her account in the weeks following her Democratic primary win.

Some notable names on the contribution list are Justin Alfond and Phil Bartlett, Democrats who serve with Dill in the Maine Senate; Roxanne Quimby, the Burt’s Bees co-founder who offered to donate 70,000 acres of her land near Baxter State Park in northern Maine to the federal government to create a national park; Joseph and Robert Baldacci, brothers of former Democratic Gov. John Baldacci; U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, who represents Maine’s First Congressional District, and her billionaire husband Donald Sussman; and the Mill to the Hill Political Action Committee, which is controlled by Second District Congressman Mike Michaud.

Beyond staff salaries, office and travel expenses, Dill’s campaign spent some of its funds on Facebook.com advertising, fundraising help from Robert Baldacci’s firm, and campaign management software.

Dill has now raised $91,000 since the start of her campaign. The campaign was $5,700 in debt to the candidate at the end of the reporting period.