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King, Dill Address Disability Rights Advocates
09/28/2012 09:23 AM ET  

U.S. Senate candidates Angus King and Cynthia Dill have made separate promises to disability rights advocates while speaking to about 100 people in Augusta.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ King, the independent former Maine governor, said Thursday that he'll appoint a disabilities advisory council to advise him on federal issues if he's elected to retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe's seat.

Dill, a Democratic state senator, promised to support federal legislation seeking at least minimum wages for disabled workers. Dill also emphasized her background as a civil rights lawyer who has successfully defended disabled clients.

King pointed to his role as governor in the closing of the Pineland Center, Maine's former home for the mentally disabled.

Republican candidate Charlie Summers didn't attend Thursday's forum, which was sponsored by the Disability Rights Center.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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