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Remember when Brett Kavanaugh was embroiled in controversy during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing and we all thought the powerful and seismic testimony of Christine Blasey Ford would move the needle, but then Lindsey Graham started screaming his head off like an absinthe-besotted wood elf, Kavanaugh did his whole oppressed...

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  • March 16, 2021

A former member of U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ (R. ME) staff released a very compelling op-ed piece in the Press Herald where she talks about how she was date raped by her boyfriend and another man. She explains how getting her job working Collins helped her cope and move on...

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  • October 30, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Though Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has lost several key endorsements to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon this election cycle, she received the full support last week of at least one group in her state: the anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion Christian Civic League of Maine. During an Oct. 13 interview...

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  • October 23, 2020

I like this: Democrats eager to link Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins with President Donald Trump in her reelection race have begun posting campaign-style “Trump/Collins” signs in Maine. They’re similar to the traditional “Trump/Pence” signs touting the Republican presidential ticket of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. In this case,...

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  • October 11, 2020

From The Bangor Daily News: A Hawaii defense contractor who has donated to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and whose business operates in Maine faces federal charges alleging he defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program, the small business loan program championed by the senator. Martin Kao, the CEO of Martin Defense Group,...

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  • October 1, 2020

The New York Times has a piece out about the U.S. Senate race about how Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) is running a strong campaign to unseat the incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME): Her challenger is a smooth campaigner, fluent and assured about issues like Medicaid...

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  • September 28, 2020

Some very good news today out of Maine: The latest poll of the U.S. Senate race in Maine, released Friday by Colby College, shows Democrat Sara Gideon maintaining a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Susan Collins. It also suggests neither candidate has a clear advantage with ranked-choice voting. In the...

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  • September 25, 2020

Slate Magazine has a new piece out about the upcoming U.S. Senate race between incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME) and Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME): Six years ago, Karin Leuthy, a registered Democrat, voted for Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Like many Mainers, Leuthy, 48, took pride...

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  • September 8, 2020

Gabrielle Gurley has a great piece on Maine House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate, Sara Gideon (D. ME), in The American Prospect that is worth the read: Sara Gideon had to be on point. When the Speaker of the Maine House took the plunge by running against Sen. Susan Collins,...

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  • July 19, 2020

So this happened yesterday: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Friday that the Senate should hold hearings on any Supreme Court nomination President Donald Trump might make this year, even if he loses November's election. “(If) it is a lame-duck session, I would support going ahead with any hearings that we...

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  • July 19, 2020

Here’s some big news today out of Maine: x Despite Susan Collins’ record on certain key LGBTQ issues, her support of McConnell & Trump’s agenda, vote for Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS appointment, & failure to hold Trump accountable is simply untenable.@HRC is proud to endorse @SaraGideon for U.S. Senate. https://t.co/FjjNsKRePY— Alphonso David...

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  • July 15, 2020

From Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been the object of liberal ire since her 2018 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Now in a tight re-election fight, whatever hopes she might have had of putting that episode behind her were dashed this week,...

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  • July 2, 2020

First off, she needs to be called out for her bull shit: Embattled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said in a statement Monday that she agreed with the Supreme Court decision striking down Louisiana’s draconian abortion law, adding that while conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the minority, his opinion “gave...

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  • June 30, 2020

From The Washington Post: x Judge Kavanaugh voted against banning companies from firing employees for being gay or transgender. It's clear that Senator Collins will continue to be a reliable vote for Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ nominees. Help us replace her in November: https://t.co/EH8PTmgUbE— Sara Gideon (@SaraGideon) June 15, 2020 Sen. Susan...

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  • June 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D. CA), in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) I’m about to ask you to contribute to Sara Gideon’s campaign to defeat Susan Collins. But first, let me explain why this...

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  • May 20, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Council for a Livable World: Sara Gideon (D. ME) I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well. As you may know, New England is the scene of some of the hottest Senate and House races this cycle, and none is...

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  • May 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Mitch McConnell reconvened the Senate last week, but not to pass legislation that will help American families. Instead, he reconvened the Senate to confirm more of Donald Trump’s judicial nominees — including this guy: That’s Justin Walker, McConnell’s...

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  • May 12, 2020
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From Salon: Women voters who propelled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, to wins in four consecutive Senate races have increasingly soured on the so-called “centrist” Republican as her record has drifted farther right since President Donald Trump's election. Maine is a uniquely women-dominated state. About 77% of women residents are registered to vote,...

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  • May 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from EMILY’s List in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) In 2018, Sen. Susan Collins (ME) voted to confirm anti-choice Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, claiming he'd protect Roe as a precedent. However, Kavanaugh recently made it clear he...

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  • May 6, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D. IN), in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) This November, we have a chance not only to defeat President Trump, but also to take back the Senate for Democrats...

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  • May 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from EMILY’s List: Mitch McConnell is only as powerful as the gavel he holds. And we've endorsed enough women to single handedly flip the Senate and send him packing — Sara Gideon (ME), MJ Hegar (TX), Theresa Greenfield (IA), and Barbara Bollier (KS). Donate to help...

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  • April 7, 2020

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO) just made the case against his own re-election campaign: x YouTube Video Republicans must not only retain the White House this fall, they must also hold the U.S. Senate, says Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO). If they don’t do both, he warns, even if President...

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  • April 1, 2020

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: Sen. Susan Collins (R. ME) & Brett Kavanaugh My fellow Democrats, Listen, I write for a living and I'm not...

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  • March 25, 2020

Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday expressed regret that he “used the words I used yesterday” in warning Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch of the public backlash their reproductive rights rulings will produce. While Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proclaimed, “There is nothing to call this except...

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  • March 7, 2020

Really, Susan Collins? Really? In a story on Susan Collins’ tough reelection campaign, The Los Angeles Times grabbed one of the most obtuse quotes I’ve ever seen from a politician. This is like J.C. Penney wondering why there’s been such a precipitous drop in sales of Cosby sweaters. “Wherever we have...

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  • March 4, 2020

Some big news today out of Maine: x Colby College poll: 2020 Senate race:Sara Gideon (D) 43%Susan Collins (R) 42% Collins' favorability:Favorable 42%Unfavorable 54%https://t.co/VvoeDH7cT7— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 18, 2020 The polarized political climate is taking a toll on Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), who is facing a competitive race...

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  • February 18, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Sara Gideon’s U.S. Senate campaign: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stalling progress in the Senate. Democrats are working every day to get things done for hardworking Americans, but the fact of the matter is we...

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  • February 10, 2020

I’m actually happy that he’s back: x Susan Collins says she’ll acquit because “he learned his lesson.” The only lesson Trump learned is that Susan Collins & the GOP will let him get away with anything. #ImpeachmentTrial— Al Franken (@alfranken) February 5, 2020 While I do miss Franken in the...

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  • February 6, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) Every senator swore an oath to be impartial at the start of the Senate impeachment trial. It’s one I take seriously, and I would hope...

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  • January 24, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of Sara Gideon (D. ME), Theresa Greenfield (D. IA), MJ Hegar (D. TX) and Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaigns: If we flip just four seats, we'll flip the Senate. Fortunately, four Democratic women are running...

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  • January 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Sara Gideon (D. ME), Theresa Greenfield (D. IA), MJ Hegar (D. TX) and Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaigns: Democrats need to net just four Senate seats in 2020 to take back the majority. So...

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  • January 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D. NM) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Next year, we have the unique ability to flip the Senate and wrestle control away from Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans. Today, I wanted to talk to you about...

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  • December 28, 2019

Received this email from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: We can flip the Senate in 2020. The path to victory hinges on Sara Gideon’s race in Maine. Will you split a contribution between her campaign and mine? Sara is...

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  • December 28, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D. IL) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) Susan Collins just officially launched her reelection campaign for U.S. Senate. If Democrats are going to take back the Senate in 2020, we have to win...

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  • December 19, 2019

Former U.S. Senate Majority & Minority Leader, Harry Reid (D. NV), has been coming out of retirement and his presence in the upcoming 2020 Democratic Primary can certainly be felt. While out of office since 2017 and being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the former Nevada Senator has made it his...

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  • December 19, 2019

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME) has officially kicked off her re-election campaign today. Perfect timing because AlterNet found this old quote from Collins back in 1999 during the Clinton impeachment that puts her at odds with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R. KY): That’s why new video that’s been unearthed, as...

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  • December 18, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) The Senate is walking into a vote right now on whether to confirm Lawrence VanDyke as a federal judge. This is the same man who once wrote an op-ed claiming there was “ample reason...

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  • December 11, 2019

received this e-mail today from the League of Conservation Voters in support of Sara Gideon (D. ME), Cal Cunningham (D. NC) and Ben Ray Lujan’s (D. NM) U.S. Senate campaigns: With so much national attention focused on defeating the Trump administration and winning back the White House, critical races are...

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  • December 9, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Council for a Livable World: New England is the scene of some of this election’s hottest Senate contests. Council for a Livable World is backing three candidates from the region who are critical to a progressive majority. Sara Gideon of Maine is challenging incumbent Senator Susan Collins....

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  • December 7, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Listen, friends: We all want to put a Democrat in the White House, and I’m committed to doing everything in my power to support our nominee. But without a Democratic Senate...

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  • November 19, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign in support of U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ (D. AL) re-election campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME)   This might seem like an odd request coming from me (I have my own campaign to run!) but today, I’m asking you...

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  • November 8, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) on behalf of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Every day in the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump are trying to stack the federal courts with far-right judges serving corporate special interests. Rather than work across the...

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  • October 22, 2019

I received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME)   Taking back the Senate has to be one of our top priorities next year. None of the progressive ideas being debated by our...

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  • October 21, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME)   One year ago, the Senate was in the middle of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing—and Christine Blasey Ford's heart wrenching testimony against him. The New York Times recently...

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  • September 29, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME) Senate control will be determined in 2020 and it’s going to come down to just a handful of races — including Sara Gideon’s race in Maine. You’ve...

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  • September 28, 2019

Received this e-mail from Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Jaime Harrison (D. SC) Lindsey Graham made a mockery of the United States Senate when he shielded Brett Kavanaugh from legitimate questions about his background. Lindsey doesn’t care about investigating Kavanaugh. He only cares about handing out lifetime appointments to...

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  • September 20, 2019
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Here’s the latest news out of Massachusetts: Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, the last member of the Democratic dynasty serving in Washington, plans to formally announce Saturday that he is launching a primary challenge to Senator Edward J. Markey, an audacious political move that could open fissures within the Democratic...

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  • September 18, 2019

We're witnessing a political revolution in this country, and the press is missing this monumental shift. It’s not that journalists can’t spot the game-changing story; it’s that they’re too afraid to document it. They’re too bullied to address it forcefully.   In the Donald Trump era, lying has become an unequivocal hallmark of the...

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  • September 17, 2019

We're witnessing a political revolution in this country, and the press is missing this monumental shift. It’s not that journalists can’t spot the game-changing story; it’s that they’re too afraid to document it. They’re too bullied to address it forcefully.   In the Donald Trump era, lying has become an unequivocal hallmark of the...

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  • September 17, 2019

I don’t have the transcript, but the gist of Senator Kamala Harris’s thrust on The Rachel Maddow Show (TRMS) was the following: FBI investigation of allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh was a “sham.”  Trump controlled the investigation, dumped thousands of pages of documents on the Judiciary Committee at the...

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  • September 17, 2019
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