Received this e-mail yesterday from former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign:
I served as National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama. In both roles, I met with leaders from across the globe to solve the most pressing problems facing our society today.
I know what leadership looks like. Sara Gideon is a leader. Senator Susan Collins has failed to lead when it matters most.
That’s why I’m asking you personally to help Sara Gideon win in Maine so she can replace Senator Collins in the United States Senate.
Will you step up for Sara?
I know that many of us share the same outrage and frustration that somebody who fashions herself a moderate — somebody who professes to care about LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive freedoms — could vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Collins not only confirmed him, but she did it in a way that dismissed the concerns of so many Americans.
Senator Collins will vote how Mitch McConnell tells her to every single time — unless it doesn’t make a difference to the outcome, in which case he might give her a “hall pass” to break party lines so she can try and salvage what’s left of her reputation.
Meanwhile, as Speaker of the House, Sara Gideon has proven she can both speak up for what’s right and get results for Mainers — even under Republican Governor Paul LePage. She’s a fighter.
That’s why I’m doing everything I can to help Sara Gideon defeat Senator Collins in November. I hope you’ll join me. You can use this link to donate:
This race is so important. So thank you for stepping up now.
All my best,
Former National Security Advisor to President Obama
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations