Susan Collins

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.

Maine GOP Calls for Investigation Into Sara Gideon

Free Beacon first discovered blatant campaign finance violations by Gideon

Sara GideonThe Maine Republican Party has called for an investigation into Democratic senate candidate Sara Gideon after a Free Beacon investigation revealed serious campaign finance violations that she has now admitted to.

Collins Challenger Used PAC to Reimburse Own Contributions

Sara Gideon reimbursed herself for federal contributions, ‘worst campaign finance violation,’ expert says

Sara GideonMaine Democrat Sara Gideon repeatedly violated election laws by getting reimbursed for personal political contributions to federal campaigns through a corporate-funded Maine political action committee, a review of both state and federal campaign filings discovered.

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.