Take Action: Maine
Flipping Senate Seat held by Susan Collins , Holding ME 02 House seat held by Jared Golden
Maine is instrumental in our quest to flip the Senate. Susan Collins has the highest disapproval rating of any senator in the nation. Her 2018 vote for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, her unwavering support of President Donald Trump during the impeachment and her statements that Trump has done a good job handling the COVID-19 crisis has propelled off a massive Democratic campaign against her. The presumptive Democratic challenger for the senate is Sara Gideon, the current Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. The Maine primary has been pushed back from June 9th to July 14th resulting in a shorter time to garner name recognition and fundraising for Sara Gideon prior to November’s election.
Jared Golden won a seat in the House of Representatives in 2018 for the 2nd district in Maine. His win was due to Maine’s Ranked Choice Voting. Keeping Golden in the House is important to maintaining control of the house and ensuring that all of Maine benefits from Blue representation across the board. The 2nd district covers northern Maine and is very rural and conservative. There are currently three Republicans running to win the primary on July 14th. Strong voter turnout in Maine will get Susan Collins out of her seat!