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ME-Sen: Collins (R) Tried To Rally Maine With A Hopeful COVID-19 Message & It Didn't Go Well

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From AlterNet:

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) claimed credit for bringing Maine $1.5 billion in forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

The disaster assistance effort, however, has been harshly criticized for its gaps in coverage, which became clear in many responses to her message.

Collins is up for reelection in 2020.

AlterNet highlights some of the best responses from Twitter. Here is just a taste:

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— Rude Fulk (@RudeFulk) April 11, 2020

You can see more of them in the AlterNet article. FYI, new polling came out today from Critical Insights from for the Bangor Daily News:

The poll showed a further drop in approval for Republican Sen. Susan Collins since last fall, from 42 percent to 37 percent, while the share of voters who disapproved of her performance climbed to 52 percent, though her approval rating with Republican voters continued to rise. Independent Sen. Angus King remained popular, with 59 percent of voters approving of his performance.

Unlike Collins, her opponent, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME), is getting good local press:

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Click here to donate and get involved with Gideon’s campaign.

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