The left's premier group against money in politics has teamed up with six establishment-backed Democratic Senate candidates in a highly unusual fundraising venture that is raising eyebrows among campaign finance experts.
A recent fundraiser for Maine Democrat Sara Gideon was co-hosted by the founder and board of directors chairman of Russian tech giant Yandex, a search engine closely tied to associates of Vladimir Putin and allows itself to be controlled by the Kremlin.
Maine Democrat Sara Gideon, who has built her Senate campaign on promises to route out lobbyists and fight for Mainers, collected nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions from out of state lobbyists in the end of 2019, filings show.
Sara Gideon, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), is finding herself in hot water after being hit with a second ethics complaint stemming from the past operations of her state Leadership PAC.
Sara Gideon, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), vows to combat lobbyists in a newly released campaign finance reform plan, but her campaign has accepted nearly $20,000 from more than two dozen lobbyists.