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Bangor Daily News: Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon joins race to challenge Susan Collins in 2020:
Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon announced a 2020 run against U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a long-expected campaign launch on Monday that made her the second well-known Democrat to challenge the Republican incumbent.

Gideon, 47, of Freeport first teased a run against Collins immediately after the Republican voted in November for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. That vote kicked off a period of unprecedented partisan mobilization for and against the four-term senator.

Two progressive crowdfunds have raised nearly $4.7 million for Collins’ eventual Democratic challenger, but Collins virtually matched them with $4.4 million as of March’s end behind a record fundraising quarter after the Kavanaugh vote on the backs of large, out-of-state donors.

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In her launch video, Gideon hit Collins for two landmark votes during the presidency of Donald Trump: the one for Kavanaugh and the other for the Republican tax-cut package passed in 2017, saying “at one point, maybe she was different than some of the other folks in Washington, but she doesn’t seem that way anymore.”

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Gideon joins lobbyist Betsy Sweet of Hallowell, the third-place finisher in the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary, in the party field alongside little-known Saco lawyer Bre Kidman. Other Democrats are considering a run, including Secretary of State Matt Dunlap of Old Town and developer Rosa Scarcelli of Portland.
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The next ad has to point out that when Susan sees a problem she writes a strong memo about it.

And files it as a disappointment.

Otherwise she does nothing. She votes for all of her disappointments.

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In another life, I could see myself making political campaign ads for PACs. I'd especially like to hijack trump's "chosen one" clip.
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Slim Cognito wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:48 am
In another life, I could see myself making political campaign ads for PACs. I'd especially like to hijack trump's "chosen one" clip.
Do it now! Twitter, Instagram, et al., have available platforms! :thumbs:
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Might be good to put the names of the candidates in the topic title.

Go Sara!
Susan Collins in statistical tie with Democratic challenger: poll
BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 02/18/20 06:12 PM EST

Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) is tied with her leading Democratic challenger, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Forty-two percent of respondents in a Colby College poll said they would vote for Collins, compared to 43 percent who said they would support Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

"The results indicate this could be the kind of race Sen. Collins has not had to deal with before," Dan Shea, a Colby College professor of government and the lead researcher on the poll, said in a statement while caveating that "there’s a long way to go."

The poll, which has a 3 percentage-point margin of error, included surveys with 1,008 registered Maine voters, 70 percent of which were conducted online, that took place between Feb. 10 and Feb. 13.
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Town Hall with (or without) Senator Susan Collins
It’s been over 20 years since Senator Collins held an open town hall. In the midst of a Congressional Recess in February, what is more important than meeting with and listening to the Mainers she works for in a public, open setting? Senator, it’s time. Please join fellow Mainers at a town hall meeting with (or without) Senator Susan Collins in Portland and listen to their priorities, their values, and their questions about Senator Collins' work in Washington, D.C.

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP strongly recommended to ensure a seat. Learn more and RSVP for this non-partisan policy discussion: https://www.townhallmaine.org/ Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/FBTownHallME Not a Portland Public Library endorsed event
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Collins is the most disliked Senator in the country in her home state. So this poll shows the power of incumbency. Sara Gideon should be 5-7% ahead.

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I do wish that Gideon would remind voters that Collins promised to serve only two terms when she first ran for the Senate...in 1996.
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