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.

Gideon (D) Slammed With Ethics Complaint After Free Beacon Report

Senate candidate reimbursed herself for campaign contributions

Sara GideonFormer Maine state senator Ed Youngblood filed an ethics complaint on Thursday against Maine house speaker Sara Gideon after a Washington Free Beacon report revealed she had reimbursed herself for campaign contributions through a corporate-funded political action committee.

Dem Opponents Seize on Sara Gideon’s Campaign Finance Violations

Betsy Sweet: 'For me, getting money out of politics isn't just a campaign slogan'

Sara GideonDemocratic opponents of Sara Gideon in Maine seized on her recently revealed violation of federal election laws to question her stated commitment to getting money out of politics, and also the party's decision to back her challenge to Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine).

Justice Democrats to Oppose DSCC Pick in Maine Senate Primary

Endorsement sets up a primary fight between candidates looking to unseat Susan Collins

Justice Democrats and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have endorsed two different Democratic candidates in Maine's upcoming Senate race, setting up a primary fight between candidates looking to unseat incumbent Susan Collins (R.).

Maine Dems Blast National Party for Quick Endorsement in Primary

Senate candidate ‘genuinely disgusted’ by DSCC’s immediate backing of Sara Gideon

Gideon, Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, announced her decision to challenge incumbent Republican senator Susan Collins on Monday afternoon. By Tuesday morning the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced it was "proud to fight alongside" Gideon and began formally fundraising for her campaign.