Maine

Anti-Collins Small Business Owners Are Longtime Dem Activists

Dark money-funded ad stars couple that benefitted from PPP program

Two Maine restaurateurs accused Republican senator Susan Collins in an attack ad of crafting corporate loopholes in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) while leaving small businesses like theirs out to dry. The ad, however, failed to note that the two small business owners are veteran Democratic activists who received PPP loans within one month of the program's start.

Gideon Championed Taxpayer-Funded Abortion in Maine, Then Donations Came

Abortion interest groups spend hundreds of thousands in race to unseat pro-choice Republican

Democratic Maine Senate candidate Sara Gideon took hundreds of thousands of dollars from abortion interest groups after she passed legislation to force taxpayers to pay for abortions and drastically expanded abortion access during her tenure as the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.

Maine Dem Claims Credit for GOP Tax Break

Gideon repurposed millions of dollars from tax relief account that Dems opposed

Sara GideonDemocratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon is claiming credit for a Republican tax break her party opposed in her bid to oust Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine).

Ethics Commission Says Collins Challenger Broke Campaign Finance Law

Update: Decision comes as GOP launches ad campaign on 'straw donor' scheme

A Maine ethics panel found that House Speaker Sara Gideon violated campaign finance laws when she used a corporate-funded PAC to reimburse her political donations, a decision that could play a major role in determining the Senate majority in 2020.