Received this e-mail today from celebrated author and life-long Mainer, Stephen King, on behalf of the DSCC and in support Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign:
My fellow Democrats,
Listen, I write for a living and I'm not one to mince words, so let me say this clearly: Donald Trump is a terrible president, and he's only been able to stay in power because of spineless senators like Susan Collins.
I'm just so fed up with watching Susan Collins acquiesce to Trump and McConnell.— She gave a lifetime Supreme Court seat to Brett Kavanaugh.
— She voted for a massive tax cut for billionaires.
— She ignored ALL the evidence and voted to acquit Donald Trump.
Trump and McConnell are tearing our country apart — and despite Susan Collins' constant “disappointment,” she's actively taking part in Republicans' destruction.
That's why I'm contacting you, Catherine. The DSCC's fundraising deadline is just DAYS away and another six years of Susan Collins is just too much for me to bear.
Your gift will be split between Sara Gideon (D-ME) and the DSCC to maximize our chances of victory.
Look, I love Maine. Maine inspires me. It's where I grew up, went to college, and raised my kids.
But we need a senator who'll always put Mainers first, not just when it suits them.
We have a phenomenal Democrat named Sara Gideon running against Collins — and right now she's polling ONE POINT ahead! But as you'd expect, McConnell and dark money groups are committing millions of dollars to block Sara's path to victory.
I'm asking you to join me today: Split a $60 gift to help the DSCC elect Sara Gideon in Maine and Democrats across the country »
Turning the Senate blue starts with defeating Susan Collins.
Thank you for reading,