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Some very good news today out of Maine courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll: The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election in Maine finds the former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump 54% to 43%. Three percent (3%) of voters plan to vote for someone...

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  • November 2, 2020

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

Here’s the latest news today out of Maine courtesy of the The Bangor Daily News/SurveyUSA poll on ranked choice voting: #MEsen: 1st round:Gideon (D) 46% (+1)Collins (R-inc) 45%Savage (I) 4%Linn (I) 1%.Post-RCV:Gideon (D) 51% (+2)Collins (R-inc) 49%@surveyusa/@fairvote, LV, 10/23-27https://t.co/vCxdpOMKk2 — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 29, 2020 The survey of 1,007...

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  • October 29, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Maine: x #MEsen:Gideon (D) 47% (+4)Collins (R-inc) 43%Savage (I) 5%Linn (I) 2%.#ME01:Pingree (D-inc) 58% (+27)Allen (R) 31%.#ME02:Golden (D-inc) 56% (+25)Crafts (R) 31% Colby College, LV, 10/21-25https://t.co/4rsSIFxFnh— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 28, 2020 Sara Gideon continued to hold a narrow lead over U.S. Sen....

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  • October 28, 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

Andy Borowtiz at The New Yorker strikes again: Calling the Supreme Court nominee’s testimony “worrisome,” Senator Susan Collins said that she is concerned that Amy Coney Barrett is too indecisive to sit on the nation’s highest court. “When she was asked a question, she often appeared hesitant, evasive, and wishy-washy,”...

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  • October 14, 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

Some big news today out of Maine: Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine is narrowly trailing her Democratic challenger, Sara Gideon, the incumbent’s re-election bid hindered by diminished popularity among moderate Democrats and independent voters who’ve soured on her since President Trump’s election, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe...

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  • September 21, 2020

poll.qu.edu/… Quinnipiac has polls for three high profile US Senate races. Two Republicans are in big trouble. New Quinnipiac polls of several interesting U.S. Senate races: Maine: Sarah Gideon (D) 54%, Susan Collins (R) 42% South Carolina: Lindsey Graham (R) 48%, Jaime Harrison (D) 48% Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (R) 53%, Amy McGrath...

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  • September 16, 2020

Great news today out of Maine courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: Democrat Sara Gideon leads the race among likely voters for the U.S. Senate in Maine 54 – 42 percentover Republican Senator Susan Collins, who is seeking her fifth term. Eighty-nine percent of likely voters who selected a candidate...

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  • September 16, 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

This happened earlier this week: A former top aide to former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said in an op-ed published on Sunday that she would not back Sen. Susan Collins’s (R-Maine) reelection bid, arguing that the longtime incumbent has proven unwilling to break ranks with her party and President Trump. “Sadly, I can no...

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  • September 5, 2020

So this happened earlier today: Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who is fighting to keep her Senate seat in one of the country’s most notable races, said Tuesday she’s focusing on her own race, again offering no indication of whether she is supporting President Donald Trump. Collins was in Bangor Tuesday...

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  • August 26, 2020

From Salon: Maine farmers have blamed recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service after receiving thousands of dead baby chicks due to shipping delays. The state's postal workers blamed the slowdown on a bill championed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that “weakened the Postal Service” — and faces a tough...

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  • August 23, 2020

Some more good news today out of Maine courtesy of PPP’s latest poll on behalf of MoveOn.org: x NEW @PPPPolls show Trump’s handling of @USPS deeply unpopular among Maine voters & majority believe he is intentionally damaging #USPS to secure reelection in Nov. https://t.co/w6QzMaxYqd Attn: @SenatorCollins #mepols #SaveThePostOffice— MoveOn (@MoveOn)...

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  • August 18, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Maine: x Maine Senate GE:Gideon (D) 43% (+8)Collins (R-inc) 35%Savage (I) 5% Critical Insights/@bangordailynews 7/28-8/9https://t.co/jUiNe9I26Y #MEsen— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 11, 2020 Democrats are leading in Maine’s major races, according to a Bangor Daily News-Digital Research poll conducted in late July and early...

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  • August 11, 2020

A newly released poll by RMG Research finds that Republican Senator Susan Collins is losing 48% to 41% to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon in the state of Maine. US Term Limits Survey Joe Biden is leading in the Pine Tree state by 50% to 39% over Trump. Further, Trump’s approval is...

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  • August 10, 2020

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: Sara Gideon (D. ME) I served as National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama. In both roles,...

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  • August 7, 2020

Some more good news out of Maine courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: The U.S. Senate race in Maine is too close to call with Democrat Sara Gideon getting 47 percent of the vote and Senator Susan Collins getting 43 percent. Six percent are undecided. Democrats back Gideon 88 –...

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  • August 6, 2020

Ok, so far U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R. AZ) is guilty of doing this: Sen. Martha McSally has a new campaign ad featuring a cancer survivor who talks about how her “path collided” with McSally, whom she describes as a champion for protecting those with pre-existing medical conditions. The emotional...

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  • August 3, 2020

comparing the current Maine Republican Senator to predecessors such at William Cohen, Olympia Snowe, and especially Margaret Chase Smith, who directly took on Sen. “Tail-Gunner Joe” McCarthy in the 1950s. The ad even gets in Medal of Honor winner Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain from the Battle of Gettysburg. This ad makes...

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  • July 29, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Maine: Democratic challenger Sara Gideon is favored by 5 percentage points over four-term Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, according to a poll of nearly 900 likely Maine voters conducted by Colby College. The survey, conducted between July 18-24 – not long after...

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  • July 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Ambassador to the Unite Nations, Susan Rice, in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: I’m fed up with Donald Trump turning our government into a reality TV show, and weakening our democratic institutions at every turn. If you are too, will you...

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  • July 27, 2020

Some big news today out of Maine: Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden endorsed House Speaker Sara Gideon on Friday in her effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, saying Gideon can help “restore the soul of America.” “This November, we need to restore the soul of America...

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  • July 18, 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

I like this: x Some Bangor residents are throwing a retirement party for Sen. Susan Collins. “We are hosting a party because we need to feel some hope for a change and that people vote the Republicans out,” said an organizer. People can also stop by and register to vote...

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  • July 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Tom Steyer (D. CA), in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: What if I told you that 72% of a particular group of climate candidates — leaders committed to climate justice — go on to win their races? Those candidates are...

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  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg (D> IN), in support of Sara Gideon’s 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 so we can finally...

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  • June 13, 2020

From The Huffington Post: After backing Republican Sen. Susan Collins in 2014, the political arm of the major gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Tuesday that it’s endorsing one of her Democratic challengers in this year’s Maine Senate race. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, one of...

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  • June 9, 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

Trumpies have been clamoring for years to have Susan Rice’s email of Jan. 5, 2017, declassified. This was a memo the national security adviser wrote to herself to memorialize a conversation in the Oval Office meeting about Russian interference (this kind of memo is a standard practice in government when...

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  • May 19, 2020

Eleanor Clift at The Daily Beast has a great piece about how U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ (R. ME) likes to brag about how she co-authored the Paycheck Protection Program but she doesn’t mention that her top contributors had a lot of influence in her drafting the bill: Collins acknowledged in...

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  • May 15, 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

Kudos to The Daily Beast for calling this out: Republican Senator Susan Collins got a boost in the polls when she took credit for helping write the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. But now she’s back in the doldrums, her job approval at 37 percent, as she faces increasingly steep...

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  • May 1, 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: Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) This November, we have a chance not only to defeat President Trump, but also to take back the...

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  • April 27, 2020

Well isn’t that special and kudos to Lauren McCauley at the Maine Beacon for capturing this: Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of private equity firm The Blackstone Group and likely the largest single financial supporter of Sen. Susan Collins’ re-election, has been advising President Donald Trump throughout the COVID19 pandemic and...

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  • April 23, 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

The New Republic has a new piece out about how the media is responsible for creating the myth that U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME) is a “moderate”: To portray politics as “political theater,” reporters need players. And for more than a decade, Collins has been cast as a dutiful moderate,...

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  • March 16, 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

The year-round Silly Season continues and apparently there is a primary insurgency against Nancy Pelosi, as if we could have imagined Steny Hoyer holding Trump’s tiny feet to the impeachment fire. Then there’s celebrity endorsers. Actress and activist Susan Sarandon hit back at 2020 Democrat Pete Buttigieg for claiming that...

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  • February 24, 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

Brilliant: x Straight to hell, Dershowitz. #SNL pic.twitter.com/9MMHAfj0Yu — Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) January 26, 2020 The first show of the year for “Saturday Night Live” went to hell, literally. The comedic version was imagined as a place where a member of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, lawyer...

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  • January 27, 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
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